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Fury: Brad Pitt is Dog of War

Posted: 1st Dec 2014

Written by: Scott Payne

Set during the final allied push into Nazi occupied Germany in WW2, Fury is an unflinching look into the lives of a grizzled veteran, five man tank crew. Read More

Popeye - A Bird's Eye View

Posted: 22nd Oct 2014

Written by: Scott Payne

On August 11th this year we lost a comedic genius. The whys and wherefores surrounding his passing need not be discussed in this particular instance as instead, I would like to celebrate one tiny portion of his life that meant a g... Read More

For the Love of 'Cardboardeaux'

Posted: 12th Sep 2014

Written by: Peachy Butterfield

If I were a betting man I would wager my wife’s earnings on this: ninety percent of ‘wine poncery’ emanates from the south, rushing over our ‘border’ with notes and finishes of snobbery that taint us lliberally with their tannins. Read More

All at Sea: A Playlist to Sail By

Posted: 10th Sep 2014

Written by: Al Roberts

Following on from my earlier musical tour of the Riviera, here's another playlist compiled especially for you yachties out there. Here's a little something for all those who sail and love music! Read More

Entertainment up North: Gurning

Posted: 29th Aug 2014

Written by: Chris France

In the south we have London Fashion Week, where designers compete with their fashion collections. In the North, they have 'gurning', the competitive 'art' of pulling disgustingly ugly faces at a Crab Festival. Read More

Top 5 Cinematic Pirates

Posted: 28th Aug 2014

Written by: Scott Payne

There’s a little voice inside us all that secretly wants to side with the villain, so let's take a look at the top five cinematic pirates that have washed up on our shores over the years. Read More

Bed Racing and Clog Dancing : Fun in the North

Posted: 26th Aug 2014

Written by: Chris France

In the south of England we have the Formula 1 Grand Prix, whilst in Yorkshire they have the Knaresborough Bed Race. To my mind neither is worth spending much time watching but at least Formula 1 excites interest and a huge worldwi... Read More

Northerners in Monaco

Posted: 26th Aug 2014

Written by: Peachy Butterfield

It was day two of the 'Northern Lads Monaco Grand Prix Booze Cruise' and the boys and I were settling down for breakfast, after 'settling in' a bit too well the evening before. Read More

Film Review: The Bounty

Posted: 7th Aug 2014

Written by: Scott Payne

Starring Anthony Hopkins as Lieutenant William Bligh and Mel Gibson as Masters Mate Fletcher Christian, the 1984 film treats its characters a little differently than in previous versions. Read More

Only in Yorkshire

Posted: 7th Aug 2014

Written by: Chris France

For my birthday I received a book entitled 'Only In Yorkshire'. It was given to me by a most incomprehensible dyed-in-the-wool Yorkshireman who was seeking to 'educate' me. Read More

My Shoe Fetish

Posted: 7th Aug 2014

Written by: Peachy Butterfield

My last splurge about my old friend Drew Foster and his “booze cruises” puts me in mind of another event courtesy of the dear old (no longer with us) boy. Read More

A Few Beads Short of an Abacus

Posted: 6th Aug 2014

Written by: Chris France

My pigeon-fancying whippet-loving friend Peachy Butterfield is labouring under a vast misapprehension about the beauty of the north of England. Let’s be honest, it is probably the least hospitable tract of land on the planet. Read More

A Day in the Dales

Posted: 6th Aug 2014

Written by: Peachy Butterfield

Whatever the shandy-swilling Southerners might say, The entire North of Great Britain, including the land of our kilt clad cousins, is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Read More

Escape from Magaluf

Posted: 5th Aug 2014

Written by: Peachy Butterfield

We're going to ta great Northern chap by the name of Drew Foster, who had a vision some forty years ago. He decided that it was time for the luxury Northern family to go on luxury holidays farther afield than The Imperial Hotel in... Read More

Village Idiots in the North

Posted: 24th Jul 2014

Written by: Chris France

A company called Adzuna has published a report saying that it is 100 times harder to get a job in the north of England as opposed to the south. What surprised me about this was how much easier it was to become gainfully employed i... Read More

Review: Godzilla Returns From the Deep

Posted: 27th Jun 2014

Written by: Scott Payne

In 1954 the ocean decided that one of its biggest inhabitants deserved a little time on dry land. Flash forward to 2014 and Japan's most famous sea dweller has returned with a big impact. Read More

Film Review: The End of the Line

Posted: 23rd May 2014

Written by: Felix Rowe

Fancy some tuna? By the time you’ve finished watching the eye-opening documentary ‘The End of the Line’, you may never eat another fish finger ever again, let alone shark-fin soup. Read More

Film Review: Noah

Posted: 9th May 2014

Written by: Felix Rowe

It becomes clear within ten seconds of watching Noah that this film is completely bonkers. It’s not so much that you need to suspend your disbelief, but rather demolish it entirely. Read More

James Bond Top Trumps Infographic

Posted: 8th Apr 2014

Written by: OnboardOnline

Bond is a God among men. That tired cliché remains true: men want to be him, women want to be with him… and chances are some men want to be with him too. He is the epitome of cool. His mix of one liners and cold efficiency make hi... Read More

Poetry: Ocean of Love

Posted: 4th Apr 2014

Written by: Al Roberts

Al Roberts from the band the Blah Blah's writes a poem for OnboardOnline. Yachting poetry? Why not. Read More

Review: The Lifeboat: Courage on our Coasts

Posted: 28th Mar 2014

Written by: Felix Rowe

Yachting headlines often focus on the glory, but frequently forgotten are those who strive to keep the seas safe for the rest of us, many of whom are unpaid volunteers. Read More

The Hard Working Banker

Posted: 18th Mar 2014

Written by: Chris France

My northern pal, Peachy Butterfield, alludes to a very decent lunch some years ago where the bill for some successful banking sorts came to some £45,000 for lunch. Read More

The Bankers' Lunch

Posted: 5th Mar 2014

Written by: Peachy Butterfield

Following on from us Northern lads visiting Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant it puts me in mind of a group of cockney barrow boys who luncheoned there a little while later and ran up a bill for £44 000. Read More

Sunseeker, or Indoor Bathroom?

Posted: 4th Mar 2014

Written by: Peachy Butterfield

This north-south debate reminds me of a very old joke recounted by the hilarious northern comic Bernard Manning that I remember from a visit to his Embassy Club in Manchester. Read More

Mushy Peas and Madmen

Posted: 24th Feb 2014

Written by: Chris France

My dear unwashed northern friend Peachy Butterfield has taken it upon himself to defend the indefensible; that very land of his birth, the north of England. Read More

Now Here's a Good Northern Lad

Posted: 19th Feb 2014

Written by: Peachy Butterfield

Gordon Ramsey - now here's a good northern lad with a few good recipes for all you yacht chefs! Greatness inspired by Rangers FC and a fiercely competitive spirit. Read More

Film Review: Kapringen (A Hijacking)

Posted: 15th Feb 2014

Written by: Felix Rowe

Kapringen (A Hijacking) is just as much about what you don’t see as what you do. This is not an action film; it is a slow building psychological thriller. Read More

This Tripe is Tripe: Venturing North

Posted: 11th Feb 2014

Written by: Chris France

There is a line from The Wash in East Anglia, which as its name denotes, marks the rough boundary between the civilised south and the unkempt north of England. Read More

The Rise of the North

Posted: 6th Feb 2014

Written by: Peachy Butterfield

His Grace The Duke of Westminster does not disprove the opinion that all Northerners keep dogs, eat birds and enjoy the land even when it's frozen – but he's an excellent start. Read More

Peat Bogs and Mad Dogs

Posted: 4th Feb 2014

Written by: Chris France

Don't get me wrong, I like some aspects of the north of England, it is just that I like the benefits bestowed by electricity. Some beers are quite decent, and it was once sunny for an hour when I was near Leeds, but that's about a... Read More

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