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

Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England

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 Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England[…]

The Day I…Got Naked in Antarctica!! (X-Rated)

I have been asked a few times “What is your most crazy or outrageous travel story?” and to be honest there are a few contenders, however being naked in the waters of Antarctica has to be pretty nuts, right? So have you ever gone for a swim in the Antarctic Ocean? I have, and I Read more about The Day I…Got Naked in Antarctica!! (X-Rated)[…]

Touring Port Lockroy: British Antarctic Base

Date – 11th November 2010 (remembrance day) Time – Between 10am – 12 noon Location – Port Lockroy, Goudier Island, Wiencke Islands, ANTARCTICA Position – 64o 49′ S, 63o 30′ W Temperature – 0 degrees Weather conditions – Cold, icy, snowstorm Wind – Relatively calm If not the defining moment of my Antarctica adventure, the Read more about Touring Port Lockroy: British Antarctic Base[…]

Jonny Blair living a lifestyle of travel in Shinying shrimp fishing

Backpacking in Taiwan: Shrimp Fishing in Xinying

It was another random Friday night in Shinying and surely this one has to be one of the most enjoyable Friday nights of all time. We went Shrimp Fishing in Taiwan! Really! It was suggested to us on the Thursday night, whilst at the night market with two of Neil’s workmates – Binh and David. Read more about Backpacking in Taiwan: Shrimp Fishing in Xinying[…]

4-0 And You Still Don’t Sing! (De Ja Vu in Gillingham Kent 13th May 2007)

It was early 2007 and I was busy planning more South of England Northern Ireland Supporters Club days out. The first one was Oxford to meet Jimmy Quinn and Darren Patterson, the next one was Weston Super Mare to let Sammy G host a meeting, and the third one fell into place rather easily! Probably Read more about 4-0 And You Still Don’t Sing! (De Ja Vu in Gillingham Kent 13th May 2007)[…]

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Never Lands – The Time I Didn’t Go To Holland (September 2001)

Most people will remember September 2001 for the 11th day of that month and the attacks on the USA. MOst of us had to get on with our ordinary lives and in my case sorting out a new adventure. I had been working as an ambient stock control assistant in Tesco in Northern Ireland (and Read more about Never Lands – The Time I Didn’t Go To Holland (September 2001)[…]

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??[…]

Wednesday Night Fever…Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 AFC Bournemouth (17.03.2004)

I had been longing for a Cherries away match since my first visit to Dean Court. It was not a case of picking out a fixture list and hand picking an away match to go to. Everything had to be right. We hadn’t won an away match in 6 months (I think 1-0 at Notts Read more about Wednesday Night Fever…Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 AFC Bournemouth (17.03.2004)[…]