FIRE : Boxing Day 2010 – timelapse, originally uploaded by DragonDrop. Here’s a A time lapse of set up, mid party and last orders from our boxing day extravaganza party. It was officially a good laugh. We had two floors – this being the downstairs party. Superb music from the DJs, brass and percussionists, top atmosphere. Upstairs was also super… Read more →
A traditional North Yorkshire Mummers Play I saw a world that I didn’t know existed last night. Whilst sat having a quiet jar with a friend in the (Graeme) Swan on The Stray public house, we were ‘warned’ that there would shortly be a performance and we may not like it on the grounds that it may be “a bit… Read more →
BOXING DAY EXTRAVAGANZA , originally uploaded by DragonDrop. Quite excited about this. Got all sorts going on. I’m going to be quite busy. Conga playing, taking photo’s, generally milling around and I’m doing 2 DJ sets – one early doors – chilled out walk in music, the other a funk and rare groove type thing upstairs. See you there!
We’re chucking another log on it. Rehab, Boxing Day 9pm till 4am We’re getting a few hundred FIRE branded 3D glasses made up, we’ve booked some top class DJ’s, they have been making and collecting some super-doop musics, we’ve been creating some head mashing 3D video and planning what lights, props, toys, tricks, boxes and bits to bring. This time… Read more →
Snow bikes, originally uploaded by DragonDrop. Heard an interesting debate on the radio this morning. One chap was saying that his kids just “aren’t that into the snow”. Cry’s of outrage from his co-broadcaster only to be levelled by a comment from a third person saying “perhaps their taste is so sophisticated now, that they don’t want to go out… Read more →
Snow cricket, originally uploaded by DragonDrop. In around 12 hours time, the worlds biggest and highest profile game of cricket begins. The Ashes. Some think it a load off fuss over a tiny wooden pot, others think it the ultimate competition in word sport. At this very moment in time the 22 players who’ll be playing in the opening game… Read more →
Saint London are asking the question – Can you draw the internet? They’ve crafted an experiment in the form of a website where they are trying to work out who the more imaginative is – the creative industry or a bunch of 10 years olds. I thought I’d give it a go and here’s what I came up with: Have… Read more →
3D60 sound… will it catch on? First there was mono. A single point source of sound. Then there was stereo. You’d think this was the end game as far as sound production goes, as we’ve only got two ears, but thanks to the shape of our ears and the fact they are positioned at slightly different heights on our head… Read more →
My standard (condensed) commute. Yesterday was different. Yesterday was perhaps the worst commute I’ve experienced in a long time. An adventure of sorts, but certainly not an enjoyable one. My often beautiful drive across The Yorkshire Dales from Harrogate to Earby, was mired with multiple instances of horridness. Horizontal rain denied any natural beauty to make its way through my… Read more →
This struck me as a brilliant idea when I was presented with a voucher for a ‘virtual balloon’ on my birthday about a month ago. Unlike an ordinary balloon race where physical balloons get let off and the one who’s tag gets sent back from the furthest distant wins, this race uses live meteorological modelling and physics to calculate where… Read more →
Wrapping up Felix’s birthday week I made a Matt Spesh once we’d got home and settled back in for a day. One of the most viewed pictures I’ve ever taken (largely due to the fact that flickr blog used it) was of a very similar scene. My fryups are world famous.
Some tourist attractions feel like a glossed over, sanitised version of the real thing. Often millions are spent on audio visual this, interactive that and often loose a bit of sight of what the main event is. This is certainly NOT the case with Kelvedon Hatch ‘Secret’ Nuclear Bunker, which we visited yesterday. Kelvedon Hatch was built as an RAF… Read more →
Stunning day today. The weather was amazing. We headed for the an island called Mersia – because I’d read about “The Oyster Bar” there. We arrived a short while before it opened so decided to go for a walk along the beach. A very picturesque beach on a day like today – hundreds of little beach huts. – all painted a different… Read more →
Jaygo eats a well needed snag sarney after his night on a train.. Felix’s birthday today and we’ve set off on an adventure. Quite unorthodox for me to display a non birthdayee on a birthday blog – but we were up and out before the usual prezzies in bed tradition this morning. After Felix’s close buddies came over for a ‘sleep’… Read more →
Sophie painted this lovely picture of herself at school. I snapped it when we went to visit her teacher for a parents evening. It sounds like she’s doing really well in her first term at Grove Road. One of the many things that were pointed out by her wonderful teacher was that she knows what she wants. Interesting. Some kids… Read more →