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Tomorrow – I’m playing at the following, at The Viper Rooms, Harrogate. Sounds like a top Harrogate night in the making! The venue where the mighty FIRE cut it’s teeth! (and a Sunday night to boot!) Women Rock!Line up… 6pm – 7pm Dj Dharma 7pm – 7.30pm Dave Dowson 7.30pm – 8.15pm – Lively Breakbeats from 601 8.15pm – 9pm… Read more →


Dunstanburgh Castle, originally uploaded by DragonDrop. View photo set of ‘Northumberland Aug ’08’ by clicking this>> I’d been carting round this cartograph all week.. on the last day I used said map to work out which beach we should hang out at. This one looked like it had a view of a castle – I didn’t realise at the time… Read more →

I heart satnav

I love Sat Nav. Some of the die hard map readers say it’s killing the age old art of reading maps and/or studying the land as a result. I say it opens up more doors and when used in combination with a paper map (for the bigger picture) you can do some tip top, grade A adventurising. Another bonus is… Read more →

Remote control dogs

Had a wonderful couple of days so far on our holiday in Northumberland. We’re staying at a nice cottage – part of a complex so we’ve got a swimming pool, sauna, games room etc. It’s called Arkeld Manor Country Club. Yesterday we went to see some Sheepdog Trials up the road. This was ace. I love remote control dogs. It’s… Read more →

Newlyweds – double happiness

Newlyweds – double happiness, originally uploaded by DragonDrop. My cousin Ian just got married to the lovely Fontaine. Pictured in the background – the ‘Double Happiness” symbol. What a whirlwind adventure we all went on. After a good drive down to London on Friday morning, we headed in a taxi to the venue. Slap bang in the middle of London… Read more →