A chilling reminder of September 11th 2001 (July 8th 2007)

Casting my mind back to Tuesday September 11th 2001, it was a day that will stick long in the memory of so many people. God forbid I never witness anything on that horrific scale in my entire lifetime. Before this I had remembered the news stories from Chernobyl, Herald of Free Enterprise, Countless IRA Bombs Read more about A chilling reminder of September 11th 2001 (July 8th 2007)[…]

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The First David Beckham Training Session: LA Galaxy

When I booked my world tour, I knew I would not be missing much of the UK football season, as I would be away for July, August and September. However as part of the tour, I found myself in Los Angeles. I had always been a fan of David Beckham – footballer, gentleman, celebrity. He Read more about The First David Beckham Training Session: LA Galaxy[…]

Empire State Building: A moon is in my head

It was pretty inevitable really. At some point or other in my life I was going to go to the top of it. And it finally does deserve a blog entry of its own on top of the mention in my New York condensed blog post. What it is is the Empire State Building! It Read more about Empire State Building: A moon is in my head[…]

Backpacking in the USA: The White Stripes Trip to Staten Island, New York

While staying at Hostelling International at New York City (incidently the largest hostel in the USA), I had put my name down for a few of the hostel’s organised tours. One of these was a weekly Wednesday night free trip and tour of Staten Island. The ferry across was free after 6 pm I think. Read more about Backpacking in the USA: The White Stripes Trip to Staten Island, New York[…]

What the hell am I doing drinking in LA at 27?

I arrived in Los Angeles, California, having changed planes and had a pint briefly at Dallas Fort Worth Airport. I also recall meeting an English guy who kindly let me sit down beside him. We discussed football, I said I was a Bournemouth fan, he was more of an England fan rather than a club Read more about What the hell am I doing drinking in LA at 27?[…]

New York: Empire State Halo

“All free souls beware; a moon is in my head” sings Echo and the Bunnymen’s Ian McCullough back in 1997. I never had any ambition to visit New York. As a kid I had often admired the Empire State Building, as an adult I had always resented the whole “America [sic] is the best” thing, Read more about New York: Empire State Halo[…]