The Arsenal – European Away Trips

Well, I have had to update this section after we have fallen out of the Champions League for the first time in twenty/twenty one years.  Still, the fact remains that my favourite way to travel Europe is with The Arsenal Away. There are some Arsenal fans that are not fussed on qua
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A look ahead to 2018

After an epic end to 2017 with my new niece Dottie Rose Davies being born, it’s time to look ahead to the next 12 months! A lot of people mock New Years resolutions but I think if it’s an opportunity to stop and think about what you have got up to in the last 12 months and
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2017 – A look back on the last 12 months

Well another 12 months is coming to a close so I like to look back on the last 12 months to reflect on whether it has been a good year or not and to set myself some goals for the new one coming up. In my looking ahead to 2017 I listed quite a few things I wanted to achieve so it seems
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Weather for Penguins

After a decent flight from Tampa to Pittsburgh (empty so row per person), I landed and had a fairly short journey to my hotel which was sandwiched between the Baseball and American Football stadiums. I had arrived pretty late and it was starting to snow, so I didn’t venture too
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Tampin’ in Tampa

After a great few days in South Beach I headed to Fort Lauderdale where the weather was equally great.  After checking in I wandered along the coast and then headed into the centre for Game 1 Vs the Florida Panthers. It was pretty odd going in Hockey Jersey in 30 degree heat but in an
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Welcome to Miami… Bienvenidos a Miami

It feels like I have spent 0 time in Birmingham or My Apartment over the last couple of months, and packing for the final week of work to go straight to airport was a pain but it’s a lovely way to kick off my December/January time off after this ludicrously short contract. The c
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Last Leg: Marbella

A seriously early flight greeted me in Berlin, a 3:45am wake up call was pretty grim.  My flight was fairly painless though which was good and I had a couple of hours wait for my folks to land when we would be meeting my Uncle. The reasoning for Marbella being the last leg of the jour
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Watching in slow motion, as you turn to me and say…

… My love, WALKING ON THE MOON! Sorry if you were expecting some soppy posted based on the title.  It’s just the classic song by Berlin and it always reminds me of this epic phoenix nights episode. Returning to Germany, it was nice to be here again somewhere other than Mun
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Monks and Minsk

With me now having to take a flight to Minsk rather than a coach, I had to check out and spend the day in Vilnius with my heavy bag.  Just in case you don’t already know, the rules for Belarus visa are 80 countries can stay for 5 days only without a visa.  However, there are rul
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Leaving Latvia and onto Lithuania

For my last day in Riga, I spent most of the day in the KGB Corner House on a tour.  This was not some regenerated museum, it was a KGB building which was in tact with the prison cells and other rooms left as they were when the building ceased being a KGB building only in the early 90
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