It’s my first trip to San Francisco, but I’m not the first adventure club member to visit. Fionn was here 13 years ago (as you can see near the bottom of this DDAC archive). I re created his shirt shot by standing at the bottom of Lombard Street – the 27% gradient street somehow personifies a lot of what San… Read more →
This reminds me of how amazed I was the first time I managed to photo blog to DragonDrop.org without the use of a cable attaching my keyboard to a wall somehow. 13 years ago, I ‘field blogged a photo’ (from an actual field) for the first time using wireless GPRS to connect to the internet via a 9210 communicator and… Read more →
We’re just back from 11 days in Lanzarote. We stayed at Olé Olivina in the town of Puerto Del Carmel. Super nice time was had by all. Here’s our rooms – furthest right ground floor and second in from the right ground floor. Our hotel room spilled out onto one of the many resorts pools which we spent the sunny… Read more →
Happy Paddy’s day to all our Irish or Ireland dwelling friends and relatives! It’s three years since I delivered this beautiful bundle of joy. We’ve had a lovely day of celebration. I cracked on super early working from home and broke the back of what I needed to do in time to go to her nursery around mid day. It’s… Read more →
As I was driving down the A1M this morning, I saw the car in front of me (the silver one, mine is the black one) slowly drift off the road, then it looked like the driver was wrestling with it to get it in a straight line, alas, to no avail. I watched it spin around and smash into the… Read more →
We went for a family outing today ‘up the Chevin’ near Otley. Elsie dog (who must be a babe in dog land) attracted the attentions of a shaggy young pup. A Golden Labradoodle. I don’t know if he just wanted her for her stick or not, but their frolicking was quite a thing to behold on valentines day. Poignant reminders… Read more →
Today lucky little lady Sophie and her amazing godmother Fi, or m8 as she is known to our children, went into town for some quality godmother/goddaughter time. Both arrived home with beautiful painted nails from a proper nail bar in town. They had hot chocolate and even a mooch around the shops, stopping for a browse in Sophie’s favourite ‘Claires… Read more →
Song time at Toy Library is a favourite of Annie’s. Throughout the day she will often continue singing. She made me laugh with her version of three currant buns. Normally they are in a bakers shop but Annie sings, “Three currant buns in a bacon shop”. What a little cutie.
Eirene came up with the name Dylis. This means ‘perfect, true and reliable.’ I hope so. She’s a bit of a beast and looks a bit like a hearse. Very comfy though. Boasting a 3 litre V6 Diesel, she should transport all 6 of us, and Elsie, the dragondrop adventure dog from A to B in comfort. We said a… Read more →
Like many ladies, my house is full to bursting with stuff. My stuff, Matt’s stuff, the kids stuff, even the animals have stuff. So the last thing I wanted or needed was more stuff. Christmas though, presented a problem. What presents would maintain my need for less with my friends similar need for less. Then I had my lightbulb moment…. Read more →
Eirene is away on a Spa weekend this weekend so I’m solo dad of 4. Thankfully, the internet came up trumps again with a suggestion of what to do to entertain the younger two DragonDroplets. The intriguingly titled ‘Art Play‘ workshop, aimed at little people (18 months – 4yr) and co. caught my attention. It’s ‘blank canvas’ of an event… Read more →
Here’s a picture of me and my dog, kindly face – swapped, by a colleague at work who’s puts his high-end photoshop skills to good use both professionally, and for comedy value. Seeing this on here is awesome-sauce. Amaze-balls. DragonDrop is fixed. Sort of. I had a stinker of an issue where the media and images were not working. I… Read more →
I””m in the back yard. I””ve just been handed a smoothie.. Wondering what I”m going to do with this here website. Back in the day when I was on a one man crusade to get everyone blogging, I used to say stuff like “don””””t think, just write”. I used to have people saying – oh but my life is so… Read more →
So that””s a first. Since 2002, DragonDrop.org has posted at least one article in a calendar month; but as you can see, there””s a gap in the teeth of 2015 in the shape of April. There””s been a technical issue – which I””m trying to resolve. There””s loads of technical issues actually, but I won””t bore you with the details…. Read more →
Jaygo’s broken his radius. Apparently, according to the nurse, it’s an impressive break. He is most chuffed and can’t wait for pi to wake up in the morning and see his cast. He told Matt he had broken his circumference. Funny boy.