On this Week


Manchester City 2018/2019 Champions

Back to Back Champions

Manchester City have retained the title for the first time in our history after coming from behind to thump Brighton on an emotional day at the Amex Stadium.




Kisume is a new Japanese inspired restaurant which opened up recently in Melbroune, the interior of the restaurant is minimalist in nature, featuring timber flooring, grey leather and matte brass complemented by dusty pink curtains.


Generation Lunch

Generation Lunch

Generation Lunch #GenerationLunch


Marbella Food

Marbella Food

Marbella Food


10 Year Anniversary

10 Year Anniversary

I am celebrating my ten year anniversary living in Australia this year and it has been an amazing journey.


New Fridge and Washing Machine

Fridge & Washing Machine

I finally purchased a fridge and washing machine for my flat at the Vue Grande in Melbourne. At my age I can not believe I have never purchased one before but I have always rented my white goods in Australia and in England property has always come with them included.


Manchester City Premier League Champions 2012

Manchester City Champions 2012

What an amazing end to the season, they thought we were dead and buried but the warriors of Manchester City Football Club refused to die and managed to score twice in injury time to make Manchester City Premier League Champions for 2012.


Simon Donn Amsterdam Canal

Leaving Amsterdam

Today was my last day in Amsterdam. It started very early due to the banging from the building site opposite our hotel which was called the Victoria. I pulled my jeans on, brushed my teeth and headed down to the breakfast buffet to get away from the noise.


Rowing Prestwich Park Lake

Jessica Watson

Welcome Home Jessica Watson who has been travelling around the world on her own for over seven months and she is only 16.It reminded me of my days at sea, rowing around Prestwich Park Lake, Fairhaven Lake and pedaling many a pedalo around Spain. I even recall once taking one from the beach and into Puerto Banus port in Spain which was a funny sight amongst all the millionaire boats.The only time you will see me on the seas nowadays is on a cruise ship sunbaking and being fed 24/7.


My new Couch

Leaving Lonely Planet

On Tuesday I left Lonely Planet after over 2 and half years working there. I had a great 2 years there and worked on some amazing projects but an opportunity came up and I felt the time was right for a change. I am starting my new job on Friday so expect an update next week. We went out for a drink on Tuesday for my farewell party and I got a Manchester City farewell card and an 8GB memory disc, you can never have enough memory discs. Judy, the owner of LP came to see me before I left to say thanks which I thought was a very nice thing to do and was totally unexpected.


Australia vs Greece MCG Melbourne 25 May 2006


Thursday Night I went to Australia vs Greece in the MCG where the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games were held. It is a fantastic stadium, holding 100,000 people with prime views wherever you sit, I hope Wembley ends up being as good.


LonelyPlanet.com Wins Fourth-Consecutive Webby Awa

Webby Award

LonelyPlanet.com Wins Fourth-Consecutive Webby Award,MAY 09, 2005. People's Voice honors go to Lonely Planet, again! Lonely Planet has won its sixth Webby, including its fourth-consecutive People's Voice award, for best travel site at the 2005 Webby Awards.




I have been in Sydney for around 10 days now I think. Its going well here but the weather is slowly getting colder. To get to Manly you get the ferry from Sydney Central, which is very cool how you can get ferries all night to different locations.