Flaggy McFlagface

Glastonbury 2016Pretty much as soon as I got back home to Liverpool, I started work on my traditional Glastonbury flag. This year I was torn between making a "Flaggy McFlagface"…

Continue Reading Flaggy McFlagface

No Man Is An Island

A couple of weeks before the Brexit referendum, I published this blog entry on my personal website under the title "Three Reasons All True Brits Will Vote Remain". My intention was to use the language and tactics of the Brexiteers against them. It didn't work, obvs. I have reproduced it here with marginally less nauseating pictures, which I shamelessly purloined from the great Jim'll Paint It.

Continue Reading No Man Is An Island

The Importance of Being Jinja

June 2016Arriving back in the UK, I was picked up from Manchester airport by my mum and her mate Anita. The conversation home to Liverpool was dominated by the upcoming…

Continue Reading The Importance of Being Jinja

The Aegean Traveller

May 2016 - Part 2On Friday 13th of May 2016 I boarded an Aegean Airlines plane from Manchester Airport to Larnaka International via Athens, and thus began an incredible week…

Continue Reading The Aegean Traveller

The Emerald Isle

May 2016 - Part 1 My Mersey Paradise Home sweet home! Finally, after far too much messing around. I surprised my mum and dad (they weren't expecting me back until…

Continue Reading The Emerald Isle

Persona Non Grata

April 2016 - Part 2Fidel was good enough to agree to look after the place and feed Campo and the chickens while I was away. He's currently doing a building…

Continue Reading Persona Non Grata

If the World Ends

March 2016The next morning I was back in Bocas. Fidel had been good enough to drop in on Campesino and the chickens in my absence, make sure they had enough…

Continue Reading If the World Ends

Take Me Down To Panama City

February 2016Having a friend stay on Jinja for a prolonged period was a breath of fresh air. It's not that I found living on the island lonely, or that I…

Continue Reading Take Me Down To Panama City

Floating In a Most Peculiar Way

 January 20162016 began, as all years should, with fireworks and copious amounts of alcohol. We took in Toro Loco, Mondo Taitu and ended up at The Bookstore. Revellers! Shazia and…

Continue Reading Floating In a Most Peculiar Way