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Asharun Spices

It’s a beautiful winters morning in Harrogate. Syndi, Annie ,Elsie and I are out on a walk around Christ Church. As we walk we chat and inevitably the conversation turns to one of my favourite subjects, food.  Syndi is co founder of Ashuran Spices and passionate about good food and cooking. Born in Uganda of a Kenyan mother and Indian father… Read more →

A & E

A & E

Sophie hurt her hand last Friday evening whilst messing about on the way to bed. Placated with arnica remedy, arnica cream and calpol she made it through to yesterday when whilst we were at swimming a friend’s mum who is a dr in A&E had a little look at it and suggested it might be a good idea to go… Read more →

Bluetooth toilet seat

My Godson is an absolute poppet and the apple of his Godmother’s eye. However he like many little boys (and some big) does have some trouble remembering to lift the seat when he uses the bathroom. Obviously this isn’t such a pleasant situation for the ladies of the house and when the time came to buy a new seat his… Read more →

Aren’t kids brilliant

I have been sat on the sofa in the front room roaring with laughter whilst Felix regaled me with funny stories from his sleep over last night. I feel so lucky that he likes to chat with me and that we can share a laugh together. It’s such a lovely feeling being able to laugh with your children. Its also… Read more →

Busy day

It’ s a busy day today, everyone is here there and everywhere. That’s the way it goes at Dragondrop. We can have a weekend of relaxing and chilling out at home then the next few weekends will be jam packed with activities. We like to work hard, play hard and then relax. I’ts actually been a week full of lots… Read more →

White knights

White knights

Did you know that NHS transport shuts down at 4 pm mon-fri and doesn’t operate at the weekend?  This means, that in the evening and at weekends hospitals need to make alternative provision for items that need to be transported immediately. In many cases the alternative provision is to use a taxi. With taxi rates around £2 per mile and… Read more →

Waiting around

I am having a waiting around sort of day. The washing machine is on the blink so I am waiting around in case the washing machine man can come today if not it will be tomorrow. It’s the first week back after the holidays and he is very busy. I don’t mind too much. A day without having to hang… Read more →

Belinda's 50th birthday

Belinda’s 50th birthday

What do you do to celebrate your 50th birthday? Have a quiet meal, something sedate. Nothing too noisy. Or you could have a fancy dress party the code being pop stars from the past 50 years and then go paint balling. Guess which one our friend Belinda chose.  I donned some heavy eyeliner, back combed hair and lots of hair… Read more →