So the other day (the 11th) marked 3 years since I’d landed in sunny Dubai. Lots has happened – and apart from the being away from relatives and friends – and obviously, the long shadow of Covid-19 has impacted so much over 2020… we’ve had a pretty good time so far. My actual emigrate-a-versary was highlighted by a talk /… Read more →
It’s a pretty good week for news; Biden wins the POTUS twitter handle (I was getting a bit bored of the last custodian… shaping up for a good end of season finale though). A lot of people disliked Trump. I can’t say I was keen – chiefly because of his head in the sand attitude towards ecology issues. Last night… Read more →
Just testing things a bit – I’ve managed to update the back end of this creaking ancient old blog site. Images were not working before, posts were a bit iffy and half of it didn’t work… if you can see a pic of Felix and I with this post, it means I’ve fixed something (or it’s fixed itself) We’ve just… Read more →
It’s been a while. Why am I not blogging anymore? I guess the massive change of scene we embarked on 3 years ago spun a few new things in and a few old things out. In : Dubai, CX, Corona, Out : Dragondrop.org, Experimental photography, Geocaching and music making. I need to get my extra curriculum mojo fired up again… Read more →
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 →