I spent the other evening in a very enjoyable fashion, at a real ale pub in Harrogate (The Swan on The Stray, for the record) in the company of a Richard Fountain, who’s about to embark on an epic adventure. Richard’s one of those blokes who makes it hard to describe what he is. He’s a charity worker. An adventurer…. Read more →
Here’s my Jaygo taken on ‘The Walk of Art’ On the 16th of November 2003 and again last Sunday. We were in the area so decided to visit the 500 acre art park near Sheffield for a second time. A lot has changed there and in the rest of the world. We’ve now got a Sophie and a dog and… Read more →
Photo taken by, and published with kind permission of Stephen Whitehead Pictured above – my boys (front, centre) in the final scene of this years Abbey Shakespeare Players production of “As You Like It” directed by Henry Morris. @ St. Dogmaels Abbey, 1st – 4th August, 2012 Having immensely enjoyed last years Abbey Shakespeare production of King Lear, and The Winters Take and… Read more →
Just a quick post to note that we’re now back from a fantastic week in Wales. Lived at Poppit Sands for a week, appeared in a Shakespeare play and fell out of a coracle into a mill pond. All brilliant. Flat out at work. Going to write more soon..
So I’ve gotten hooked on (yet another) social network. Instagram. I love taking photos and have often invested unhealthy volumes of time experimenting and attempting to make photos look different – eg buying a camera from Russia, buying out of date (“dead-stock”) film off ebay, taking a bunch of photos with it and having it cross processed. Instagram takes years… Read more →
Lizzie ticks a lot of boxes for this Adventure Shirt Shot; ✓ A new country (Cambodia) ✓ Iconic background (Angkor Wat, Siem Reap) ✓ She’s wearing the shirt, not just holding it ✓ It’s at a UNESCO World Heritage Site ✓ It’s an ace photo Nice one Lizzie!
Good T-Shirt Adventuring! Ben and Claire took a DragonDrop Adventure Shirt, hired a massive V8 and drove around the good bits of West USA. Here’s a few pics from their adventure, featuring Ben (top) Yosemite National Park, (mid left) Las Vegas (baby), (mid right) Death Valley (obviously) and (bottom) the lovely Claire in a 5.8 Litre, V8, 450bhp muscle car…. Read more →
StarWars fans should instantly recognise the above as the place where The Millennium Falcon was parket at Mos Eisley Space Port before she set off. Well – technically, this isn’t Docking Bay 94, it’s Western Sunderland Hangar in Pembrokeshire, Wales. What’s that got to do with The Millenium Falcon I hear you ask.. Well, (I hear me tell) it’s where… Read more →
What a splendid festival that was. I’ll get the hick-ups out the way first up – the main one being the lack of main stage drum kit early doors, having a knock on effect (combined with a couple of other factors*), resulting in the Friday headline act – Croak Ditch – couldn’t play. Gutted about that, but that aside, a… Read more →
I love summer. It’s my favourite day of the year (boom boom!). This summer (as featured over the weekend we’ve just had) was a peach. Blue skies and hot. We were so happy that we’d arranged to go camping. Our destination was How Stean Gorge near the top of Nidderdale. A gorgeous place with a beautiful gorge and cave system running alongside… Read more →
I was invited to play at a recorded session last night for ‘BBC Introducing’ with Jenny Eells at BBC Radio York station studio 1 with a friends band: Lobo. Introducing is a show that spotlights new / unsigned bands – some really cool stuff on there. The show goes out this Saturday at 20:00 and will be available on the… Read more →
I pretty much squeezed my whole weekend into one day. I was up at the crack of dawn and deep in in the Dales first thing on Saturday – dropping Jaygo off for a Scout challenge called Tohunga. Whilst I was in the area I thought I’d go for a walk with Elsie (a dog). As the river was close to… Read more →
A bumper double crop month in the DragonDrop Adventure Shirt section – there’s one from me in Lanzarote and this one: – Simon at The Segesta Temple in Sicily.
I’m going to leave this as one of them let the pictures do (most of) the talking blogs. Suffice to say we had a fantastic time in Lanzarote. The Hotel was fantastic, the island, incredible. A good time was had by all of us and it ticked the boxes of exactly what we had in mind for a holiday and… Read more →
Got x5 minutes left of internet in the hotel internet cafe I’m in, so thought I’d use it to blat a quick DD update.. We’re staying at a lovely hotel, weather has been OK – rained for 10 mins this morning then blue sky. Yesterday was amazing – we hired a car and went on an adventure to look at… Read more →