I took a day off work for my birthday. First step was being showered with gifts – a bottle of Johnny Walker black 12 and a plethora of upgrade items to pimp my shisha. After a bit of pottering about, dropping the kids off to school and the like, Eirene presented me with a voucher for a Jet Ski Experience…. Read more →
A bit late posting this.. But.. I’m sat here on a Friday morning (the first day of the weekend in Arab lands). My two girls are on the sofa next to me watching the intertubes. All of a sudden, we’ve got a teenager in the house! Eirene set off early this morning to Ras al Khaimah. She’s in a Dragon… Read more →
I’ve just read a Dr. Seuss story to my 5 year old. Tomorrow morning, she’ll be 6. I’ve read so my Dr. Seuss stories to my kids over the last 20 years, I probably know them all off by heart. It’s the last time I’ll read a good night story to a 5 year old daughter or son of mine…. Read more →
Google Photos decided to make a video of what it called ‘Don’t they grow fast’ by piecing together lots of video clips of Annie over the past few years. It makes my nose tickle.
I’ve been pretty off the mark with blogging this year. I love the idea of loving to blog again. Not to say that I’ve had an event free year. My micro interactions with the word tend to be documented on my instagram feed recently. Here’s a smorgasbord of shots from the last year. We’ve been getting settled in Dubai nicely…. Read more →
Felix, our first boy spent his birthday with us yesterday. We had a tip top day, but the best thing about it was (nearly – with the exception of Jaygo who’s in the UK) that we all spent it together. In the morning, we went to The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, in the afternoon and evening we went on… Read more →
Up until a day or three ago, it’s been non stop since I landed back in the UK at the end of July. The first few days were spent in Hampshire – near Stone Henge – at Eirene’s uncles house. Big family gathering, camping in the back garden, Huge BBQ (I was chief meat prodder) pints of brown beer at… Read more →
It has been three months since the girls, Jaygo and I moved to Dubai however It feels like so much longer. We have achieved so much in that time and the children have done so well adjusting to their new surroundings. Sophie often says Dubai is like England but with more rules and better weather and I agree with her…. Read more →
We’ve just come back from a camping adventure to celebrate Sophie’s 12th birthday. She’s had a great time – we all have. We stayed at Bin Majid Beach Hotel’s beach campsite. ‘Glamping’ is the term – the 6 person tent was set up for us complete with beds and all the nick-nacks needed to make for a very pleasant stay…. Read more →
We made a short video about Annie’s move to Dubai to share with her old class back at Grove Road School, Harrogate.
Our first family birthday in Dubai. Followers of our blog will know that birthdays are a big deal for us and Annie is thr first one of us to celebrate in our new abode in Dubai. It’s also St. Patrick’s day so yesterday we went to Irish Village, watched a some entertainment and drank Guinness and ate some good old… Read more →
The following are a few words that I started to pen whilst on a flight back to the UK for Christmas. I didn’t get round to finishing it and since, I’ve since flown back to Dubai and have done a whole bunch of stuff. I’ll write more about that, but for now… I’m currently sat on an A380 flying back… Read more →
DragonDrop Adventures T-Shirt Shot I’ve not counted recently, but I think the DD T Shirt adventure club gallery is close to 100 now. Here’s the latest installment; me standing near the foot of the worlds tallest building, At over 828 metres and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa. Flick through the DragonDrop Adventure Club T-Shirt photo archives why don’t you?… Read more →
That’s the theory anyway, pending my visa application processing going to plan. I’ve had a while to get used to it now but I forget that the rest of the world isn’t used to the idea yet and I’m bumping into people who are very much phased out but the news. It’s a huge move. I’m mostly excited, slightly –… Read more →
This week has been one of them weeks we’ll all remember. It’s been off the hook as far as big things go. I’ll get the horrible one out of the way first – Jaygo had / has meningitis. He’s on the mend now though – resting up at home. At about 3am Friday morning he came into our bedroom saying… Read more →