foolishwood, originally uploaded by DragonDrop. I wasn’t aware of this neck of the woods. The Foolish Wood. A beautiful woodland on the edge of The River Nidd in Knaresborough which is very easy to turn into a short walk. at We parked in the Yorkshire Lass and headed off to look for this geocache – in Foolish Wood. Geocaching is… Read more →
On Saturday night after a nearly full on Matt Spesh we went camping. It’s getting harder to find a campsite that fulfils my exacting standards these days but I enjoy the hunt. One that allows fire is an absolute must for me. I’ve banged on about this so much before, I’ll spare you the rhetoric but lets just say it’s a… Read more →
Henry is going to do something really good today – he’s attempt to run 117 miles. You could also do something good by sponsoring him. At just after 1730 today, he’ll set off on a run of that was originally billed as the “Hardmoors 110 Ultra Marathon” – it’s now actually a 117 mile and is an off road, ‘non stop’… Read more →
Harrogate, originally uploaded by DragonDrop. We were lucky enough to be allowed up “Harlow Hill Tower” the other day, a purpose built astronomical observatory. It’s Harrogate’s highest point – 700ft above sea level and it boast incredible views in all directions – up Nidderdale in one direction and The Vale of York with York Minster visible on a good day,… Read more →
Burning Boat from ‘A day up in’t Dales‘ photo set On Saturday, I was lucky enough to be invited on a bike ride, setting out from Grassington with pubs as our waypoints. One of the ‘team’ has been away from all things Dales Pub for the past year or so – working in St Helena. Our route was altered at… Read more →
Big day today for the DragonDroplets. Felix’s first day at big school (St. Aidan’s) and Sophie’s first day at primary school (Grove Road Harrogate). Just watching Felix set off on his bike now on his big solo adventure out of the window as I type this. Mama stuffing last minute things into his ruck sack. He does look really grown… Read more →
We’d booked a campsite right on the beach front – Mossiscastle Strand. First impressions (after coming from the natural beauty and ‘right up our street’ style campsite that was Poppit Sands) of this site were.. a bit of a culture shock! Nothing exactly ‘wrong’ with the site but we were not over enamoured with it – it seemed to be lacking… Read more →
We’ve spent the last week or so doing a bit of chugging around in Clover (a van). We set out for Wales and aimed for this field in Poppit Sands a wonderful hidden gem of a spot we were introduced to last year – a back to basics camping spot in the with superb views, interesting people, fires allowed and… Read more →
I’m as far east in England as its possible to go without getting your feet wet. Lowestoft. I’m down here on business. It’s the furthest east I have ever been in England. Two new county bags. I think I have now run out of English counties that I have not been to apart from that anglia one, if it actually… Read more →
Jaygo rides The Ultimate, originally uploaded by DragonDrop. One of the many highlights of Jaygo’s birthday weekend extravaganza. Here we are just before the second dip at ‘ The Ultimate’ – a rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley theme park – North Yorkshire, UK. I smell wild garlic.
Got back last night after a lovely camping trip to the Lake District. We didn’t see a single Lake though. Fisherground campsite – lovely spot – part of this set of photos>> Fisherground Campsite is reputedly (and I can confirm) one of the best campsites in the country for kids to enjoy. It’s got a really good adventure playground complete… Read more →
From one end of the entertainment spectrum – watching Sophie’s end of term ballet show in a hot, packed Ashville hall on the Saturday – to a hot packed Old Trafford cricket ground on the Sunday watching England play Australia in a One Day International match. Impressive to watch ‘best in the world’ performers – the cricketers were great too. Setting… Read more →
After collecting my new DragonDrop shirts and kitting the boys out in the all new 12yr old edition , we headed off to a lovely garden at a friends mum’s house in Ripon to celebrate their boys birthday. The best gift was a massive cardboard box which kept all the kids amused for hours. Following the rather splendid garden birthday… Read more →
A new pile of fresh Adventure virgin shirts is awaiting dispatch to qualifying adventurers.
We went to a wine tasting event yesterday at The Crown hotel hosted by Harrogate Fine Wine and their suppliers. 70 wines to have a go on, all of a very high standard. I experimented with whites (normally a red man) before going onto the reds. Quite a fascinating culture the wine crowd. I don’t confess to much about wine… Read more →