Lor' blimey, this video took a bit of effort to make! I was sitting up late in my Reykjavik hotel room last night tweaking voiceovers and bits of this and soundtracks of that. But I love making these. It's a lark. Plus: a. I'm on the road (gotta love that)b. I am a total nosebag … Continue reading Icelandair BUSINESS (Saga Premium) – LHR-KEF [green list] – Class UP bidding system SUCCESS
During lockdown in Northern Ireland, very few hotels were permitted to stay open, and only for essential reasons. One of them was the Premier Inn on Alfred Street in the heart of Belfast. Now, education was listed as an essential reason, a purpose I used sparingly as I could often go to Belfast and back … Continue reading Is this the cheapest hotel in Belfast? £35 a night Premier Inn
The travel landscape is shifting, and quickly, in response to vaccine roll-out, variants, people's concerns and governmental controls differing from state to state. The politics of that I will leave to one side, or your comments on my Instagram or Twitter! Yesterday, I posted about wanting to re-visit Iceland, which is a 'green list' country … Continue reading Can I get into Iceland?
This was *such* a fun trip to take and vlog to make. I have been posting some travel videos over the past few years and the timing and content was (cough) *ramshackle! They've been for fun and that's cool. When I watch something, I do appreciate some structure, some speaking and some quiet moments, so … Continue reading British Airways E190SR – first post-lockdown flight! Belfast City to London City – Trip Report!
I have been walking a little-known trail between Newry and Warrenpoint in County Down for the past couple of months. It gets traffic only from hikers, ambitious dog-walkers and mountain and trail bikers making the most of the steep slopes, great trails and slippy downhill tracks. Folly in Big Wood Imagine my shock when out … Continue reading Secret Castle: Big Wood, Warrenpoint, N Ireland
So is travel resuming or not after Covid? It's hard to predict and depends on where you live. I have to admit I travelled into the Republic of Ireland as soon as permitted (and because I'm fully vaccinated) but I might have been slower to travel if I hadn't had the jab just yet or … Continue reading Travel Resumes after Covid?
Restrictions in Ireland started to ease slightly after May 10th, 2021, and so off I went in my wee car from Northern Ireland to the deep South (permitted) to visit my friend Sara. Yes, Sara of Riverdance, Anuna, Suantrai and general teaching excellence! We had great craic: good food, a nice bottle of wine (ouchy … Continue reading Ireland Reopens: I visit Gorey, Co. Wexford after Covid restrictions
So there I am, amidst the research and trying to write and attending conferences on Zoom (yah-boo!) and suddenly it's over four months since Christmas. Four more months at home, shuttling around, making deals with myself that it'd just be for a few more weeks. I was burning, not quite out, but the candle was … Continue reading How I spent a week off my PhD
Hey! If you've come here to find the long-form paper that I presented at the ISA Convention on 7 April 2021, then you're in the right place! If you click below, a PDF of the document should download. ISA Paper - Patrick HughesDownload Please note: this is a work in practice, do not copy from … Continue reading ISA 2021 – WH11 Paper
When I was out jogging around my Airbnb in the south of Spain a day or two ago, or maybe when I was attempting a careful post-run stretch thanks to Peloton's app, I managed to pull a muscle. At least, something jangled out of position in my upper right back and decided to be uncooperative … Continue reading The Two Sleeps Theory