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,…

Glasgow and Stirling Castle

Day 19-21 of the Euro trip. I take the dogs for their 20 minute walk morning walk after giving Ewelina her birthday present and having a coffee. We pack up our stuff and the house, which is a fairly big effort today as the kids have left the toys everywhere, especially in the Bothy. After…