Jonny Blair on the John Freakin Muir Podcast

The John Freakin Muir Podcast: Backpacking Centurion Exclusive, Lock In Lee, Broccoli Farming and Antarctica

Aside from my shelved (and in many ways flopped) radio career, doing podcasts and radio interviews became a new trend on my backpacking adventures. Each time I have been featured on a Podcast has been highly enjoyable and each one was very very different. I am featured this week on the fantastic John Freakin’ Muir Read more about The John Freakin Muir Podcast: Backpacking Centurion Exclusive, Lock In Lee, Broccoli Farming and Antarctica[…]

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How To Work With Brands As A Blogger: Top 5 Tips

“You can have it all if you want” – NOT Stereophonefish. Being a veteran blogger doesn’t exactly excite me any more. All the cool stuff happened years ago. Days become mundane. I slept in over 1000 hotels, hostels and shacks on a wacaday journey. Bedhopping incites no love affairs. I was given guided tours of Read more about How To Work With Brands As A Blogger: Top 5 Tips[…]

Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 - Don't Look Back in Bangor - FINALLY Released 25th June 2020

Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 – Don’t Look Back in Bangor – FINALLY Released 25th June 2020

“Although loneliness has always been a friend of mine, I’m leaving my life in your hands” – Backstreet Boys. The 25th June 1982 was a day to remember for the Northern Ireland football team. By no mere coincidence, and five years later than billed, on the 25th June 2020, I finally release the first volume Read more about Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 – Don’t Look Back in Bangor – FINALLY Released 25th June 2020[…]

Working Wednesdays: My First 5 Book Appearances

With the ongoing struggle to finally release my first solo printed book series (Backpacking Centurion), along the wayside, I forgot I already have appeared in 5 books. A hat-trick of E’s and a brace of printed ones. For today’s Working Wednesday, I thought I would put them all on one post. I have no idea Read more about Working Wednesdays: My First 5 Book Appearances[…]

Staying At Home: Top 5 Football Podcasts To Listen To

Staying At Home: The Best Football Podcasts To Listen To

“England Wednesday. Sheffield Saturday” – Chris Woods Advert (1990s). When I worked in the “high flying” PR industry in London from 2006-2007, I was into Podcasts a lot. I downloaded lots of them and always listened to them on the tube on my way to work and back. It was a sweet release from the Read more about Staying At Home: The Best Football Podcasts To Listen To[…]

Working Wednesdays: Teaching English Online From Home

Working Wednesdays: Teaching English Online From Home

It feels almost unimaginable that we can now work online from the comfort of our homes as an English teacher. I remember back to my days at Tech in the 1990s when a guy at Tech got a pager for the first time. A pager you say? You even forgot they existed right? That was Read more about Working Wednesdays: Teaching English Online From Home[…]

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! My Top 6 Saint Patrick’s Days Down The Years

Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick is a man of pure oxymoronic nature if today’s commercial excrement could for an ungreedy second be aware of who this guy really was. Money took over the world folks – just ask DickMonalds and Coca Cola. There is no need for Valentine’s Day Thorntons or Interflora or Christmas Santa Read more about Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! My Top 6 Saint Patrick’s Days Down The Years[…]

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Coronavirus Chaos: Stay at Home, Stay Safe, Why Not Even Start a Blog?

“Always look on the bright side of life” – Eric Idle. Coronavirus is a hot topic. As a travel, football and mostly beer blogger, I rarely write about health matters away from depression and travel injections/medication. But today I felt like writing something about the Coronavirus as it is just too extreme now. The spread Read more about Coronavirus Chaos: Stay at Home, Stay Safe, Why Not Even Start a Blog?[…]