Thirsty Thursdays: Timmy Mallett Night in Jumpin Jaks, Bournemouth, England

In the 1980s as a kid I always used to watch the morning television shows, it was the entertainment at the time wasn’t it? I don’t watch anywhere near as much TV nowadays, but I do remember Timmy Mallett, his ‘Wacaday’ show and the awful single (but funny) “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny.” So having lived Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Timmy Mallett Night in Jumpin Jaks, Bournemouth, England[…]

Working Wednesdays: My Time at The New Tesco Knocknagoney, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Its hard to believe for me personally that it was now NINE years ago when I worked (and helped with the opening) at the brand new Tesco store on the edge of East Belfast, at Knocknagoney in the Tillysburn area. It was Spring 1999, and I was working as a full time ambient stock control Read more about Working Wednesdays: My Time at The New Tesco Knocknagoney, Belfast, Northern Ireland[…]

“Four years, it only took four years…”: Northern Ireland 2-0 Azerbaijan

If you told anyone who religiously followed the Northern Ireland football team in the 1980s that we could ever go FOUR years without a home win, they’d laugh at ye…however things got rather grim once upon a time as a true Northern Ireland die hard. With 1999 being a total disaster at home, with no Read more about “Four years, it only took four years…”: Northern Ireland 2-0 Azerbaijan[…]

Zoe Salmon from Kilmaine Primary School in Bangor

Just Another Kilmaine Schoolmate…Zoe Salmon

For a start I couldn’t find the “umlaut” or whatever button to put the two dashes above the “o” in Zoe, so Miss Salmon I am sorry…but there I was back in a beautiful 1980s Northern Ireland living in the Marlo area and I was a child attending Kilmaine Primary School. In a rare baby Read more about Just Another Kilmaine Schoolmate…Zoe Salmon[…]

“Just one more thing…” – My Love of Columbo and Peter Falk

Seriously right, if you’ve never watched Columbo before, get into it. I must say I do not watch a lot of television, and when I do its normally older or vintage stuff (Only Fools and Horses, The Likely Lads etc..) and hence my fascination and addictation to the legend of the Los Angeles Police Department, Read more about “Just one more thing…” – My Love of Columbo and Peter Falk[…]

The Night I…Got Swedish Wood with Inga in London

Whilst working in PR in London at Bite Communications, days seemed too long, nights too short and my journey home would be different every day. On any given weeknight, the trains could be delayed, cancelled or lines off and this would affect my routes home and to work. I would never complain about it though Read more about The Night I…Got Swedish Wood with Inga in London[…]

The City of Oxford Turns Northern Irish!

By early 2007, the South of England Northern Ireland Supporters Club decided to hit Oxford, the furthest north we had ventured for a meeting (except the mainland NISC 5 a sides). There were four Northern Ireland fans based in Oxford, none of whom had actually attended our meeting our even joined our club, and with Read more about The City of Oxford Turns Northern Irish![…]