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Live a Life of Freedom: Buy The Paradise Pack – This Week ONLY!

“Freed from desire. Mind and senses purified, freed from desire” – Gala. So if you clicked this, you will probably (hopefully) be thinking that you want to live a life of freedom. You might want to escape the mundaneness of a 9-5 job, living in the same old city, not seeing the world and life Read more about Live a Life of Freedom: Buy The Paradise Pack – This Week ONLY![…]

Sunday's Inspiration: Half My Life Ago, This Week

Sunday’s Inspiration: Half My Life Ago, This Week

“Time’s running out the door you’re running in” – Ian McCullough (1997). “In the blink of a young girl’s eye, glory days.” – Bruce Springsteen. They say time flies and they don’t lie. Whoever “they” happens to be. As I head to Italy and France this week to live out a childhood dream of watching Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Half My Life Ago, This Week[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: Challenge the Majority. Majority Doesn’t Mean Right.

“I want to be the minority” – Green Day. Do you know what I thought about recently when I reflected on my life for the briefest of seconds? The whole “majority is right” brown substance. One thing I have rarely done in life is follow the majority. I’ve always tried to do my own thing and gone Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Challenge the Majority. Majority Doesn’t Mean Right.[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: Some Kind of Bliss? My Secret Adventure is Less Than a Week Away

“I’ve been chasing rainbows all my life” – Rick Witter. I have hinted the last few weeks that I am heading on a secret adventure, it will be to a country in Africa and I will be leaving in less than a week from an airport in London. I’m on tour with MoneySupermarket.com on a Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Some Kind of Bliss? My Secret Adventure is Less Than a Week Away[…]

Sunday's Inspiration: Just A Nervous Tequila Sunrise

Sunday’s Inspiration: Just A Nervous Tequila Sunrise #grodigbet

“It’s a nervous tequila sunrise stirring slowly cross the sky to say goodbye.” (altered lyric by Glenn Frey/Don Henley, original word is ‘another’ instead of ‘a nervous’). The photo above was taken in Prague in the Czech Republic in 2007. The photo was taken by the famous “Lock In Lee” Adams, my friend, long lost Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Just A Nervous Tequila Sunrise #grodigbet[…]

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Sunday’s Inspiration: 800 Not Out and A Buck Eejit’s Guide to Whackpacking The World

Whackpacking [definition] : the art of travelling around the world with a backpack in a wacky way, with no sense of direction but a complete sense of lunacy and freedom. E.g. imagine a mixture of Timmy Mallet, John Lennon and Barack Obama with a backpack on travelling across land borders, taking photos, slurping Guinness, singing Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: 800 Not Out and A Buck Eejit’s Guide to Whackpacking The World[…]

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Sunday’s Inspiration: A Backpacker’s Dream Ends

“Our dreams are the same, in the sleep we don’t get. I’ll remember your name; but mine, you’ll forget.” It’s a few lines from a poem I wrote for an ex-lover of mine. I was right of course, she’d forget my name and forget me. I wouldn’t forget her name or her, in the sadness Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: A Backpacker’s Dream Ends[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: Where Are You From? Northern Ireland mate! Where’s that?

“[German accent] Hey mate where are you from?” – German backpacker (for example). “[Globalised Ulster accent] Northern Ireland mate” – Northern Irish backpacker (who incidentally is wearing a Northern Ireland football shirt at the time). “Where’s that?” – German backpacker. Yeah thanks mate, we’re still unknown, we’re just too far away from Germany aren’t we? Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Where Are You From? Northern Ireland mate! Where’s that?[…]