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
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
Last weekend saw me toddling over to Glasgow to see Strictly the Show with me old chum, Lynsey. Little did I realise when I was booking that my arrival a day ahead of schedule would see me spend Brexit day in a wee hotel off George Square in the centre of Glasgow. The day started … Continue reading Two Days in Glasgow
Strictly Brexit & the Power of Future Nostalgia On the day that the UK leaves the EU, I find myself in Belfast City Airport on the way to Glasgow to meet my friend Lynsey and to see the Strictly stage show. As I was bouncing through duty free, who do I spot trying on all … Continue reading Strictly Brexit?
[Shortcut to the poem mentioned in this blog: Border Butter] This blog is part of a short series documenting 5 days of activities at the British School at Rome, supported by my funders, Northern Bridge DTP. If you’ve missed out so far, try out details from Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 or Day 4! And so … Continue reading Five Days in Rome (Day 5)