I took a day off work for my birthday. First step was being showered with gifts – a bottle of Johnny Walker black 12 and a plethora of upgrade items to pimp my shisha. After a bit of pottering about, dropping the kids off to school and the like, Eirene presented me with a voucher for a Jet Ski Experience…. Read more →
It’s still red hot and humid here in Dubai. Spending a lot of time indoors or by the pool. Swimming every morning is a nice perk of being here though. Being out here in the sandpit though – I will admit, is like living in a bubble. I’m watching the proceedings (or lack of them) from the UK with at… Read more →
A bit late posting this.. But.. I’m sat here on a Friday morning (the first day of the weekend in Arab lands). My two girls are on the sofa next to me watching the intertubes. All of a sudden, we’ve got a teenager in the house! Eirene set off early this morning to Ras al Khaimah. She’s in a Dragon… Read more →
I’ve just read a Dr. Seuss story to my 5 year old. Tomorrow morning, she’ll be 6. I’ve read so my Dr. Seuss stories to my kids over the last 20 years, I probably know them all off by heart. It’s the last time I’ll read a good night story to a 5 year old daughter or son of mine…. Read more →
Google Photos decided to make a video of what it called ‘Don’t they grow fast’ by piecing together lots of video clips of Annie over the past few years. It makes my nose tickle.
I’ve been pretty off the mark with blogging this year. I love the idea of loving to blog again. Not to say that I’ve had an event free year. My micro interactions with the word tend to be documented on my instagram feed recently. Here’s a smorgasbord of shots from the last year. We’ve been getting settled in Dubai nicely…. Read more →
A DragonDrop Adventure Shirt Shot from the tallest building in the world.
Felix, our first boy spent his birthday with us yesterday. We had a tip top day, but the best thing about it was (nearly – with the exception of Jaygo who’s in the UK) that we all spent it together. In the morning, we went to The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, in the afternoon and evening we went on… Read more →
I’m trying out a new wordpress editor. It’s a beta – set to replace the boiled in wordpress editor. The output (the bit you are reading now) will not look any different (in theory) but my writing experience is different. First impressions – it’s clean, it’s intuitive, it’s more like some of the other CMS type editors I’ve used (Squarespace,… Read more →
Entries into The World Famous DragonDrop Adventure Shirt Hall Of Fame are becoming rearer these days – mostly because I’ve run out of t-shirts (I’ll have to do something about that one of these days). It’s great to see a new country appear though: Tibet. Featuring my relatively new friend Thiago. He’s from Brazil, now living in Dubai and working… Read more →
I’ve finally identified and fixed the/a root cause of the hacked site problem I described in the last few posts. It seems that My site was hacked and a piece script was placed in the source code (near the footer) of every page on the site. Because this site is a wordpress hosted site it uses php templates to build… Read more →
I reported that I think this site had been hacked. It’s still got issues – I got locked out for a while – back in the game now though. It seems that some nasty code has been injected into this site: DON’T PANIC It’s nothing that can harm your computer of device – ‘all’ it does it turn some of… Read more →
Up until a day or three ago, it’s been non stop since I landed back in the UK at the end of July. The first few days were spent in Hampshire – near Stone Henge – at Eirene’s uncles house. Big family gathering, camping in the back garden, Huge BBQ (I was chief meat prodder) pints of brown beer at… Read more →
Mysterious things afoot. It looks like dragondrop has been hacked – some of the links around the site lead off to other websites. If you are a hacker attacking not for profit blogs like this, you should be ashamed of yourself. I’ve now got to spend precious family time trying to figure out what the problem is and how to… Read more →
We’ve just come back from a camping adventure to celebrate Sophie’s 12th birthday. She’s had a great time – we all have. We stayed at Bin Majid Beach Hotel’s beach campsite. ‘Glamping’ is the term – the 6 person tent was set up for us complete with beds and all the nick-nacks needed to make for a very pleasant stay…. Read more →