DD365

The ‘DD365’ Category is all about me trying to do a post every day throughout 2013 starting Jan 1. I’m going to try not to make it too “Here’s a blog about my lunch” but I can’t guarantee it’ll be entirely lunch free.

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 →

(Last night’s) FIRE party photos

(Last night’s) FIRE party photos

Tip top night. It got to about 21:30 and there was no one in the house. Why am I doing this, thought I – it was empty. My wingman had pulled out at the last minute for personal reasons (he turned up later though) which made me happy. By 21:35, it was busy. It was as if someone had dropped… Read more →

TONIGHT : FIRE party

TONIGHT : FIRE party

We’re chucking another log on the FIRE party tonight. It’s been a while. We’ve got 5 DJs (including me – I’m doing a laid back warm up set from 21:00 – 22:00). Cloudbass will be playing his usual unusual, Johnny Kendal takes over from him, into Christopher Xtopher (..”Crosstopher”) followed by Archio Banquerta who’s on from 02:00. Try not to… 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 →

Christmas day

Christmas day

A brilliant Christmas day was had by us. It’s now 23:30 so I’ve not got much time (or energy) to write a blog.. but just to say, today was a lovely, LOVELY Christmas day. Aside from the relatives and friends that we were so blessed to spend the time with, we hit the sweet spot of Christmas cheer and it… Read more →

Snow on’t ‘ills

Snow on’t ‘ills

The view from my office window today afforded me a glimpse of fresh snowfall. It was on Little Werenside – around 30 miles away.  You can just make it out in the above piccy. I’ve finally broken up for Christmas. The first activity was attending the Christingle service at St Peters. That was lovely. It’s been cold. In case you’ve… Read more →

Sticky beak

Sticky beak

I like the phrase sticky beak. I first heard it in Nimbin, Australia. It roughly means child with food or snot on face. The other phrase that I heard there was ‘slippery dip’ meaning slide – as in a slide at a kids playground. Annie is feeding herself quite happily these days. A fair portion of it goes on the… Read more →

STRAIGHT OUTTA YORKSHIRE hat

STRAIGHT OUTTA YORKSHIRE hat

Such a hectic day. When today started (first activity, a lap of The Stray, wi’ dog) I didn’t envisage a full blown busy one. It has been though – in quite a good way. One of my fave things about today was acquiring a new lucky bonnet. Straight Outta Yorkshire. I’m not 100% sure why I like this so much,… Read more →

(worky) Year End

Even thought I’ve still got a few days to go, today was the last ‘normal’ day of work for me in ’till after the Christmas break. Everyone starts to disappear from now on. It’ll be a time for mainly odd jobbery – hopefully some of those bits that get pushed to the bottom of the list O’Clock. There’s an air of conclusion… Read more →

DRAGNDROP by Pariis Opera House

DRAGNDROP by Pariis Opera House

Turns out that  UK electro space-funk mavericks (their words) Pariis Opera House (their typo) have produced a rather good tune (my words) called Dragndrop, where the vocal lick bangs on about DragonDrop (our word) a lot. It’s got an air of Plump DJs about it, who I last saw smashing Glad to bits a few years ago. I’m going to get… Read more →

1/4 year to Paddy’s day, 1 week ’till Xmas

1/4 year to Paddy’s day, 1 week ’till Xmas

Annie is 9 months old today. 3/4 of a year, or to put it another way, It’s 0.25 years until St. Patrick’s day. This evening, we went to see Sophie perform in the Christmas school play and Carol concert. The play was The Grinch who stole Christmas. I took a few snaps of Sophie (who sang marvellously, by the way)… Read more →