Adventure

What have the Romans ever done for us? Given us the Latin ‘adventurus’; meaning ‘about to happen’, from advenire ‘arrive’. That’s what.

The ‘Adventure’ part of the ‘DragonDrop Adventures’ moniker, was spawned from “Watchcam Adventures”. Now defunct, but once the world’s leading forum on all things watch camera. Now-a-days, the ‘Adventure’ category is the flag bearer for new, unusual, exciting or daring experiences.

Taking up the mantel

Big Ben chimed midnight. The new year arrived. Matt had completed his 365 mission and we were celebrating with our good friends in Great Ouseburn. A thought niggled at me. What about all the people who read Dragondrop every day, it would be a shame to stop the daily blogs. Then a terrifying idea hit me. Perhaps I could take up the 365 mantel,… Read more →

365 Project – COMPLETE

365 Project – COMPLETE

364.5 Days ago I launched a project to blog every day throughout 2013. Publishing this very post will complete that project. By way of something to write about today, I thought I’d surface some of my fave moments, and (going by view stats) some of yours. It’s been a remarkable year. Some of it I knew was coming – the… Read more →

A curious thing that I went and had a look at

A curious thing that I went and had a look at

Whilst researching a geocache this morning, I spotted a strange looking thing on a Google satellite view – near Stonefall Park / Stonefall Cemetery. The thing that caught my eye was a concentric circle pattern that looked like rippling water… (Here’s a link to the Google map page) After Elsie (a dog) and I had successfully completed our geocache jaunt,… Read more →

Round Hill Round Rainbow

Round Hill Round Rainbow

After a day of oversized portions and undersized exercise yesterday,  I woke up this morning, feeling like I wanted to go on a burst of adventure. I scoured the maps and found a suitable looking geocache as a target, just above Blubberhouses. I arrived at the place I’d picked to park just before sunrise – around 08:00. It was minus… Read more →

Family Gathering

Family Gathering

We’ve been up north today. Darlington, County Durham to be more specific, for a family gathering – my dad’s side. You know that thing where you all go “we should get together sometime, we really should meet up as a group, do something, have a meal or something” and never get round to doing it? Well we finally got round… Read more →

I got to drive a tractor

I got to drive a tractor

For around about 8 years, I’ve had a perpetual new years resolution : “This year, I want to drive a tractor”. As a kid, growing up in part in a village where my bezzy mates were farmers lads, tractors were kind of a big deal. I think I’ve travelled in the cab of a tractor before – certainly in the… Read more →