We went hunting for this geocache this afternoon. This is on of ‘the originals’ in the area. As you can see by the arial photograph, it’s in the middle of nowhere. In the midst of Norwood Forest to be exact. It was great fun.
Getting the kids out of the house, when in direct competition with the powerhouses of Nintendo, Sony Disney and Co. can be an uphill struggle to put it lightly, but geocaching has been such an arsenal to my cause of weekends = break away from technology. Do something that we all (albeit, initially begrudgingly from the boys) enjoy and is good for us, healthy, free and fun.
Other things I’ve been up to since getting back from Ireland last weekend… Watching cricket. A massive score of 600/6 dec. from England has been ‘smashed’ by the West Indies who are currently on 708 for 8. This ground has got to be the steam roller of high scores. It’s got draw written all over it though.
Went to the Harrogate Beer Festival 2009 on Friday. I got quite sqiffy – a technical error on my behalf. Eirene can vouch for that. Harrogate biggest venue – ‘Hall A’ at the Harrogate International Centre hit ‘capacity’ by about 8.30 pm – only letting in pre booked ticket holders (£10 = 8Xhalf pint tokens). We’d given up trying to blag our way past the erratic security and had gone to the Bell, spent a few quid, to discover the bell had loads of spare tickets. Back we went, bish bash slosh, loads of beer. Fantastic array of ale. “Harrogate’s biggest ever p1ss up” Thousands of people. Met some friends, drank loads, came back to DDHQ and attempted to play scrabble. Ha!
So Now, after a superb weekend, Eirene has gone to the Blues to watch BirdmanRallys and I’ve just been out for a few jars with my old mate Dave and my old mate Dark, suffixed by a fantastic roast nosh round out Dave’s brothers house. He’s sucha good chef.
Now… I may (or may not) sort a few photos out from Ireland.
Can’t think if I’ve missed anything. Probably loads.