Travel Diary

Due to us once again getting away late from Agen due to the inability to pack the afternoon before due to the rain, we arrive in Limoges about 4. I’ve been in contact with a few boys who funnily enough I played with at different clubs who have now come together in the one team.…

Agen

After a 2.5 hour drive in the car with the kids behaving for the most part we arrive at a nice little village just outside of Agen. We’ve come to see Tom Murday who I played with at the Reds and his girlfriend Summer. They live in a beautiful converted barn, that’s actually been turned…

Pau

Day 33-36 of the Euro trip. It’s 4 hours from Galway to our ferry port and we arrive there 5 and a 1/2 hours after departing after grabbing some lunch at a pub on the way. The ferry doesn’t take off til 6 but it’s 5 by the time we drive into the ferry. We…

I’m having flashbacks.

Whilst in Galway seeing friends it was also great catching up with Jarrad Butler, JB, a legend of a bloke who was involved with the full time squad at Reds for 2 years in 2012 and 2013. JB is one of the most down to earth, humble and selfless people, a truly great team man.…

Galway City

Days 30-32 of the Euro trip. It’s another ham and cheese toasted sandwich before we slowly pack the car up again and are on our way. It’s 10:30 by the time we do leave, but we purposely don’t rush. It’s been bloody exhausting dragging 2 kids across countries and checking all of the tourist sites.…

The academic apprenticeship

It was a few months back that I was talking to someone who said to me “I saw your old man the other day, and he seemed a bit concerned about you, he was saying he didn’t know what you were going to do with yourself now, as you don’t have an apprenticeship”   This…

Belfast & Derry/Londonderry

Day 22-27 of the Euro trip. It’s a slow start again with the kids for the first morning in Belfast, Tanami has his own bed and has a great sleep, I duck down to the local shop to grab some ham, cheese and freshly baked rolls. Again it’s ham and cheese toasted rolls for brekky,…