Jonny Blair of Dont Stop Living recommends the Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire, England

Backpacking in England: Touring Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire

OK, so in travelling the world, it’s always nice to reflect back to your homeland. Although I was born and bred in Northern Ireland, I also have an affinity with the south of England. I spent 6 years living in Bournemouth, London and Dartford and loved every minute of my time there. Back in the Read more about Backpacking in England: Touring Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire[…]

swapped his camera for a cow

Sunday’s Inspiration: The Man Who Swapped His Camera For A Cow!!

“I don’t want to be a consumer” – Julio Felipe (2005) It’s story time on Sunday’s Inspiration on Don’t Stop Living! And bear with me, as this is a long one but hopefully one you will enjoy. As a traveller you always end up in random jobs with random people at random times. This story Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: The Man Who Swapped His Camera For A Cow!![…]

Jonny Blair in Christchurch in 2010

Arrival Into Christchurch (No, Not That One!)

Well I arrived safe and well in pretty Christchurch. The Garden City.   Of course I had been to Christchurch many times before, and indeed to Christchurch Airport. However that was Christchurch in Dorset, just up the road from my home for the best part of six years while living at Bournemouth.   The flight Read more about Arrival Into Christchurch (No, Not That One!)[…]

Up the Poppies, In All Remembrance Services! :Bournemouth FC 3-1 Alton Town FC

I had lived in Bournemouth for the best part of five years before I actually went to watch Bournemouth Football Club! That is probably because Bournemouth Football Club are not quite as high profile as their Boscombe rivals, AFC Bournemouth. They are two completely different teams, Bournemouth Football Club were formed in 1875 and are Read more about Up the Poppies, In All Remembrance Services! :Bournemouth FC 3-1 Alton Town FC[…]

Is this the way to Weymouth, Dorset??

As detailed in other blog posts, during 2005 I helped set up and became chairman of the South of England Northern Ireland Supporters Club. The idea really was just to set up an amazing wee club in the south of England for Northern Ireland football fans, or anyone who enjoys a good day out really. Read more about Is this the way to Weymouth, Dorset??[…]

the waves great rock band 2006

“The script will write itself…” – Ben Paulley

‘Multiples’ is the title of the brand new 6 track E.P. from Bournemouth singer-songwriter Ben Paulley. I’m always intrigued when I hear local music and this is an excellent debut from Paulley, a member of former Bournemouth band ‘The Waves’. Taking inspiration from the likes of Bob Dylan and Embrace, Paulley’s E.P. features half a Read more about “The script will write itself…” – Ben Paulley[…]

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