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20 December 2015

Plan is to plan a plan to plan my plan to plan my plan

Well not really but the tongue twister is needed as I need a wee bit of humour. The plan is to finalize a plan to get as many countries as I can in as this will be my last year of being able to afford to travel for a while as this time next year not only will I be finished University I will finally […]

20 July 2015

Coming To an End

It is coming to an end, and more and more this bottle of alcohol my friend Fran left me is looking tastier and tastier, the bottles of beer that my brother in law left even though I don’t like the brand are screaming DRINK ME every time I open the fridge, well in my mind they are. Back in February, I set myself some personal […]

22 June 2015

Its the Final Month

So in one month we leave for 3 weeks to Greece, a country that has been on mainstream media for the last few weeks due to the financial situation. Am I concerned about my holiday, no. My flights to Athens are secured, my accommodation is through a friend who is gaining money, and that will then go into the economy, and not some consumeristic travel […]

8 June 2015

Time is Ticking

With just over a month till we go to Greece, everything is starting to finally come together, dates for everything are now confirmed. Naxos accommodation is now booked. Ferry tickets are now booked. Got some new clothes purley for Greece. New sandals. New shades. Just need to buy a new pair of trunks or two and I am sorted. Bigger shock is I am managing […]

16 May 2015

Νάξος εδώ ερχόμαστε

We all know the song by Nickleback, its been parodied alot recently but lets modify it slightly: “Look at these photographs Every time I do they make me laugh How did we get so red? And what the hell is around my neck And this is where I fell in love I promised my friends I would return Its been a few years since then […]

12 April 2015

Self Imposed Exile!

On the 26th of February I decided to cut out some things in my life, until my trip to Greece, Sweets, Crisps, Soft Drinks, Fast Food and Alcohol. This was just a random thought that came to my mind and I have just stuck to it. It’s been 6 weeks now and I admit I have broken it, I had some chocolate from an Easter […]

3 April 2015

Black vultures? All in a day’s work for Bryan

An article that was written about me back in 2012 while I lived in Greece: Even at a place where volunteering is actively encouraged, former Oatridge College student Bryan Deakin from Bonnybridge near Falkirk is building a reputation as someone out of the ordinary. The 26 year-old is currently in Greece, where in the last few months he has worked with several charities as an […]

3 April 2015

The road to Holyrood

Holyrood 2016 is still far away but it is never too early to be thinking about this important election, one of the most important and crucial that we have seen since we got our own Parliament again in 1999.  This last year we have seen a surge in left wing parties, from SNP and importantly the Scottish Greens, and that is why I am honored […]

15 March 2015

Its Ticking Down

The day is slowly approaching as the schedule date gets closer, 23rd July, seems far away but to me it’s not, 3 weeks in Greece, 3 weeks in the Sun, 2 weeks in Athens, 1 week on Naxos. It’s been too long since I was on Naxos, 2012 was the last time, but to see my friends on this beautiful island again will be GREAT. […]