THE DUBLIN DIARIES

NEW YEARS EVE IN DUBLIN I said years ago that I wanted to spend New Years Eve in as many different countries as I could. Some times it just can’t pan out that way for one reason or another and even if I have done it in Budapest, Australia, Fiji, Amsterdam and New Zealand, I have skipped…

THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN JAYNEWAY & THE LYKE WAKE WALK

The Adventures of Captain Jayneway   The Lyke Wake Walk You haven’t had much sleep. You tried to go to bed early because you knew you had to get up ridiculously early, but spent much of that minuscule time wriggling about in bed thinking about what you were about to get up to do in a…

SIX FEET UNDER…

SIX FEET UNDER… Six Feet Under… Actually, it was more like about six meters under. Unless you’ve been living under a rock or maybe live on the other side of the planet, you can’t have missed the fact that it’s pissed it down with rain in North Yorkshire. This week, it rained non stop for two…

C2C

A long time in coming this trip. One of those back burner things, I’ll get around to doing it at some point. I’ve always quite fancied the Lands End to John ‘O Groats route on a push bike, and now, after mastering this, I really want to do it! This Coast-to-Coast, from the Irish Sea…

EMBRACING THE BRITISH WEATHER…

You can’t control it, so you might as well just roll with it! We all know what a diabolical ‘summer’ most of the UK has had this year as far as the weather goes, I’ve been packing my bags more than once! You can deal with it in two ways, you can sit at home…

CARRY ON UP THE TEES…

The Adventures of Captain Jayneway Teesside The dog has a shit, you then scoop the shit into a plastic bag and tie a little knot in the top to stop the shit from escaping. A quick shifty look around to see nobody’s watching follows this, then with a quick flick of the wrist, I watch…

AUSTRALIA | TASMANIA

With Thailand, Bangkok and Koh Samui behind me, and a whirlwind trip to New Zealand, my second home  (lived there for five years)… The next leg of my epic trip took me to Tasmania… This leg of the trip was a long time overdue. I first met Greg and Anna when I was on a…

SO, THAT WAS 2011… AMAZING!

Well, that’s the end of it. After being back in the UK for a couple of months, it’s so easy to forget the first half of the year. Well maybe not forget, but it is a fading memory. I managed to fit quite a lot into 2011 and I can’t wait to do it all…

KNOBBLY BALLS AND GREEN WALLS…

I was trying to convince myself, or rather, the coward or saboteur in me was trying to convince my good self that, actually, I’ve got used to it being there now. I might miss it if it was gone. What am I going to fiddle about with when I’m in thinking mode or trying to…

‘Health & Safety’ gone bonkers…

If you were hoping to warm your cockles by the fire on the frosty November evening, then tough luck! Bonfire night. I remember when we used to put on our own bonfire; we’d spend months collecting wood and used to look forward to it from one year to the next. All our best friends came,…