Landed on our feet when we discovered new beach bar bistro ‘Forty Fives’ in Playa D’en Bossa, Ibiza. Run by London DJ James and his wife Melanie, this place was a regular hotspot for our crew to refuel at lunch hour or grab some much-needed retreat from the sunshine. A great spot for a midday beer, wine, tasty lunch or just relax with a cool water and watch the world pass by. Occasionally, James could be heard spinning the discs of Bob Marley, Soul II Soul or some vintage acid jazz 45’s. With attentive and cheerful staff, a world-class chef, a great vegetarian Sunday roast and personnel service, you would be cheating yourself not to stop by Forty Fives if you are heading to Ibiza. Here is a few shots taken on our recent trip. Thank you to James, Mel & Co. See you soon..
This shot was taken on the way to the Odyssey Arena in November 2011 on my Samsung compact. My friend Colm had two tickets for the MTV music awards and invited me, he is a big fan of the band Queen who received an award that night. I knew nothing of MTV awards but I knew Belfast and so was the nominated tour guide. Although the MTV event was all Lady Gaga, Jessie J and Justin Bieber, nothing I would vaguely consider as music (thanks Colm), it was a good night on the town. If you have never been to Belfast, you are missing out. It is a fantastic city, somewhere I always look forward to revisiting. If like me you are into live music, check out the empire music hall on Botanic avenue, sadly Auntie Annies on Dublin road has now closed down. If you fancy a nice all day veggie fry up, you cannot beat the Harlem Café on Bedford Street, next to the Ulster Hall – it’s quality.