Wednesday, 28 January 2015

FA Cup - Round Two

Lee Dong Gook got a mention too
A few weeks back I wrote about the FA Cup and the drama that I've witnessed from it over the years. Then as fortune would have it my beloved Boro produced of of the best performances I've ever seen from them.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

From Marriage to F6 in South Korea

As it states above this piece will document my journey from being a single guy to a married one with a spousal visa (f6) in the space of two weeks.

On the whole it was fairly easy and there were no obstacles as such. The hardest piece of the jigsaw
It wasn't anything like this.
was probably the first, meeting somebody you'd want to spend the rest of your life with. 

Thursday, 8 January 2015

The Magic of The Cup

It's the phrase that has become almost a cliche for football fans around this time of year. I speak of the English FA Cup which entered it's 3rd round proper stage at the weekend and was bizarrely continuing into Wednesday morning (Korean Time).

Saturday, 3 January 2015

The Interview

As I live in South Korea and am married to a South Korean lady I can think of nobody better to provide a critique of the said movie in a balanced and authoritative manner.

Thursday, 1 January 2015


It's been neigh on four years since this blog was created by a young-ish chap from Middlesbrough. Many of the earlier posts covered my life as I taught English in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. A lot of what I posted was utter bollocks to be frank but it still garnished a following of sorts.

I then moved to South Korea and carried on teaching while still periodically writing rubbish, but still the readers came.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Paying the Penalty.

There are pivotal moments in ones life, where looking back one can see the crossroads behind them after they’ve taken the wrong turn.. One such time that sticks out in my mind was in September 1992 and involved this football match (excuse the quality)

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The Glastonbury Tales 2009 - redux

I wrote this piece, separated into three parts to document my Glastonbury festival experiences from 2009. It was published on my former music review site but I’ve brought it back to life here and now.  

6am Wednesday, I have had two hours sleep maximum but the nervous energy is already kicking in as I wake myself up with both caffeine and an ice cold shower. I was drunk last night or should I say this morning and a day in bed would be the best option but instead I am off to do it all again several times over at the Glastonbury festival.