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.

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 →

Nun Monkton

Nun Monkton

The first time I visited the hamlet village of Nun Monkton, 8 miles NWW (not “8 miles north”, as wikipedia currently cites it) of York was by accident, during quite a dark period of our family history. This morning, after a pawing over maps in bed for a while, looking for something interesting to visit, partially influenced by a requirement… Read more →

Filey

Filey

We’re just back in from a day out at the sea side. Last night we enjoyed the mildest night whilst camping I can remember in ages. A night who’s sky went straight from twilight to dawn, skipping the pitch black bit entirely. We put the world to rights, drank some, played some, talked some. This morning was foggy headed and… Read more →

AllanGate

AllanGate

My mate Allan had his 50th birthday this weekend and pulled a mini festival together to mark the occasion. For those of you who don’t know him, Allan is a top bloke and I consider myself very lucky indeed to call him a true friend. We’ve been putting on parties together for years – particularly FIRE parties of which we did… Read more →