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The Day I…Worked in Two Continents Within 24 Hours

Before I tell the story of the day I worked in 2 continents within 24 hours, let me tell you that I know this isn’t cool, or rare, or unique, or even special. I’m aware of that – every day of the week people work in 2continents sometimes even 3…think of the man who has Read more about The Day I…Worked in Two Continents Within 24 Hours[…]

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Working Wednesdays: A Tribute to My Friends and Heroes of PJs Parramatta, Australia

“If you really want more shout it out louder” – Usher. OK so before I launch into a tribute, the story begins, and this one needs a bit of an introduction. Even those that once worked with me in PJ Gallagher’s Irish PubI’m not sure I’ve told it all before in this much detail on Read more about Working Wednesdays: A Tribute to My Friends and Heroes of PJs Parramatta, Australia[…]

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Working Wednesdays: Heading Back to Delaney’s Irish Pub (Part 2), Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

After last week’s story on how I went to Hong Kong to go backpacking and hang out with my girlfriend, yet ended up getting a job, now it’s time for part two. So I did my two shifts in Delaney’s, caught my flight to Singapore, found out that I had got and lost the job Read more about Working Wednesdays: Heading Back to Delaney’s Irish Pub (Part 2), Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong[…]

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Working Wednesdays: Barman at Delaney’s Irish Pub (Part 1), Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Today on Working Wednesdays, I’m finally getting round to telling the tale of how I came to Hong Kong in the first place and why I ended up staying there, working there and using it as my base to backpack all over Asia including lots of adventures into China. It’s a story which I’ll separate Read more about Working Wednesdays: Barman at Delaney’s Irish Pub (Part 1), Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong[…]

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Working Wednesdays: The Easiest 5 Jobs to Travel The World With

Through my years of working and backpacking around the globe I’ve built up a wide and varied range of work experience. I’ve managed to find a job everywhere I’ve wanted one and this is mainly through hard work, a bit of charm and experience in the types of job that are easy to find as Read more about Working Wednesdays: The Easiest 5 Jobs to Travel The World With[…]

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Working Wednesdays: Barman at an Oasis Concert at the BIC, England! D’You Know What I Mean?

What a dream Working Wednesdays when you find out you’re working at a rock gig of one of your favourite bands! It was 2008 when I finally got free entry to an Oasis gig as I was working on the bar there! Between 1996 and 2008 I had been to 13 Oasis gigs as a Read more about Working Wednesdays: Barman at an Oasis Concert at the BIC, England! D’You Know What I Mean?[…]

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Working Wednesdays: Serving Tea and Coffee at Ballroom Dances in Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, England

Today’s working Wednesdays takes me back to the seaside town of Bournemouth in England. It’s a town I spent about 5-6 years in or around. I had a lot of different jobs there, some of which I have already written about (selling ice cream, barman in a hotel). Bournemouth was a really decent base for Read more about Working Wednesdays: Serving Tea and Coffee at Ballroom Dances in Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, England[…]

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Working Wednesdays: Barman in PJ Gallagher’s Irish Pub in Drummoyne, Sydney, Australia

I’ve written a fair amount on Irish Pubs on here, and even also about the time I worked in Sydney, but here today on Working Wednesdays I’m reminiscing on that surreal time in the land down under where I worked in a pub modelled on the Crown Bar in Belfast! The pub, once owned by Read more about Working Wednesdays: Barman in PJ Gallagher’s Irish Pub in Drummoyne, Sydney, Australia[…]