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.
Without sounding like some old hippy, I had a beautiful experience of nature this morning. I walked up the upper reaches of the ‘new’ Nidderdale Greenway or the ‘Harrogate – Killinghall – Ripley’ cycle path’ that I blogged about last week. Bathed in golden light and dawn chorus, just me and dog. We even saw a deer. She popped out… Read more →
Not quite cracking flags temperature yet, but a beautiful blue sky drive into work this morning across The Yorkshire Dales. Continue reading →
I’ve discovered that buying a second hand roof box is an incredibly complicated thing to do. I had to learn so much about said items that if there was a degree course, I think I could walk away with First Class Honors. My dissertation would focus on how to extrapolate information curtailing to the dimensions, fittings and fixtures of the… Read more →
Slow Mo Elsie, playing with snow earlier today. A week and a half or so ago, I mused with a rather smug tone that I suspected we’d seen the back of the winter. ‘Winter’s last hurrah’ I spouted. I didn’t expect to see quite this volume of snow until we’d had at least a semblance of summer, a smattering of autumn behind… Read more →
This photo of us being photographed was taken by Henry (who’s up north to take part in a ultra marathon race tomorrow). The local news paper heard about our recent birth experience and as a result, we’ve been interviewed and photographed – we might be in next Thursday’s Harrogate Advertiser. Other significant happenings today – I got some new glasses… Read more →
Back at home now, all splatting around the family room after a life changing 24 hours. Yesterday morning; St. Patrick’s day, Eirene had our new baby. A baby that I delivered single handedly, in our hallway. We’ve called the latest member of the DragonDrop family – Annie Maureen (named after both of our mums). She’s a beautiful 7lb 6 ouncer. She’s… Read more →
Today we went to one of our fave indoor places in Yorkshire. Salts Mill, Saltaire in Shipley. Titus Salt who built the place in the middle of the 1800s was quite an amazing fella. Whilst a lot of his contemporaries were building sweat shop setups, he was putting a lot of effort into building a nice place to work. He… Read more →
I spent the morning outside today around Nidd Gorge, between Harrogate and Knaresborough. I was looking for a geocache – failed on that score (hunted for it for over an hour, to no avail) but as a bi-product of a few hours of woodland immersion, away from The Race, I felt connected with nature again. It was above freezing by… Read more →
This was shot late last night and immediately dispatched to DragonDrop HQ, via the medium of twitter; @dragondrop -Dragondrop Adventures reaches Budapest!Instagr.am/p/VcoadVnT3O/ — Ben Osmond (@benosmond5) February 7, 2013 This is the 85th Adventure Shirt shot to make it to the DragonDrop Adventure Club Gallery, for the record. He was in Heroes Square, Budapest, Hungary to be specific. It’s funny that,… Read more →
We went to a leaving do in Leeds last night. Another never before experienced format of an evening for us; a benefit gig and art auction raffle for a skateboard based charity. Wharfe Chambers – the utterly unique venue we first went to in December for the UK premier of the film Ladyfingers was host. Before I jump into a… Read more →
I’m going to dive straight into this whilst it’s still very fresh in my head.. The short version : New Adventures in Web Design was a brilliant. The slightly* longer version: I see web people. 400 of them in Albert Hall Nottingham, with its massive organ (pictured above). We got to watch some talks, by and large, on webby stuff…. Read more →
Had the fortune of having a drink with these guys last night ; Greg and Colly, event organisers for the New Adventures in Web Design conference that I’m at. Colly (head honcho, no glasses) seemed quite pleased with the way it’s all going, and for someone who’s clearly had so much to do recently, seemed utterly chilled. Tomorrow (the main… Read more →
I’m in Nottingham for the New Adventures in Web Design Conference 2013. last year was amazing (blog post). I’ve got a workshop booked in tomorrow and the conference proper the day after. I’ve just picked up my new toy from Sheffield on the way down. The Leica AF-C1 I was raving about a few days ago. The fella who sold… Read more →
Introducing the newest members of the world famous DragonDrop Adventure Club. Louise & Skip, Taj Mahal, India January 2013 Skip & Louise, Kochi Stadium, India 2013 (India v England ODI) Top adventure by the look of things! Shame England lost the cricket.
I like living in this day and age. The lifestyle benefits and technical trappings really are quite marvelous. I can transport my family to a different country for a weekend without too much bother. It really does tickle my fancy. We so often take it all for granted. Roads where you can safely and comfortably maintain over 60 mph for hours on… Read more →