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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
It has been three months since the girls, Jaygo and I moved to Dubai however It feels like so much longer. We have achieved so much in that time and the children have done so well adjusting to their new surroundings. Sophie often says Dubai is like England but with more rules and better weather and I agree with her…. Read more →
We made a short video about Annie’s move to Dubai to share with her old class back at Grove Road School, Harrogate.
I’ve been photoblogging through instangram. This city is so photogenic. I’ve seen a really amusing phenomenon though – heavyweight selfie errors. Selfie’s are huge here for some reason – I’ve never seen as many people doing selfies. The error though is where (picture the scene) – straight ahead, a beautiful vista or landmark or some such awe inspiring thing. Step… Read more →
Moving to a new country feels more like a new book than a new chapter. We’re bound to have several chapters within the book. I’m past page one now but still in the preface. It feels like I’ve been here longer than 11 days. A midnight landing a week last Sunday. The arrival at base camp 1 (Ibis Hotel Deira… Read more →
DragonDrop Adventures T-Shirt Shot I’ve not counted recently, but I think the DD T Shirt adventure club gallery is close to 100 now. Here’s the latest installment; me standing near the foot of the worlds tallest building, At over 828 metres and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa. Flick through the DragonDrop Adventure Club T-Shirt photo archives why don’t you?… Read more →
That’s the theory anyway, pending my visa application processing going to plan. I’ve had a while to get used to it now but I forget that the rest of the world isn’t used to the idea yet and I’m bumping into people who are very much phased out but the news. It’s a huge move. I’m mostly excited, slightly –… Read more →
Yesterday, I attended NUX (Northern User Experience) annual conference in Manchester. 1 word summary? Superb. 1691 word summary?… Great curation. The balance of speakers went from someone telling us about GDPR and the impact it’ll have on us as UX practitioners, through to one of the most passionate speakers I’ve ever seen who literally had me in tears of laughter…. Read more →
Since 2002 I’ve blogged on average over 10 times a month, however, apart from one quick post about Felix’s re visit to Paris I haven’t blogged a jot. This doesn’t equate to the lack of stuff I’ve done or we’ve done as a family. DragonDrop.org is a great thing for us to look back on, so perhaps as much for… Read more →
In 2003 Felix went on a school trip and went up the Eiffel tower. He had a word famous DragonDrop Adventure Club T Shirt on. Earlier this month, he went off on his own (well, with 3 friends) and re created the shot. He made sure to point out that as well as it being the same t-shirt (washed between),… Read more →