Newby Reunion Party, a set on Flickr. We wen’t to a party on Friday – a fancy dress party when you had to go dressed in something from one of the last few years worth of Newby Hall Easter Fun Day – an Event we’ve been involved with since 2004 (first blog on Newby | Collection of photos from Newby)…. Read more →
5th April 07:47 4th April07:52 Taken A59, Kexgill, Yorkshire.
Limekiln Plantation project, originally uploaded by DragonDrop. This morning we went on a lovely family walk (click here to see our route ). We dropped a car off at Fewston reservoir and drove another car up to Thruscross. On the road way up we noticed that there’d been a whole side of the valley razed to the ground – last time… Read more →
I still think flickr is on of the best things on the interwebs. It encourages people to look at things and share what they are looking at. It’s a fantastically designed system of information with it’s main interface, being the humble, simple, still photograph. They’ve bolstered this ‘place to stick your photo’ with some of the worlds best online tools… Read more →
At the weekend we headed out to to top left hand corner of Yorkshire to celebrate Jaygo’s 10th birthday. We wanted to make it brilliant for him – regular readers will know he’s had a rough old time this year. I think I can safely say we ticked all the boxes. Jaygo wanted a camping weekend. A couple of years ago we… Read more →
After a false start in April where we had a pseudo summer for a week, this weekend we most certainly had a bit of summer. Well – yesterday at least – was hot, blue skies, happy days. We had a party / fire bin / bbq type thing at our house on Saturday night with a bunch of lovely people…. Read more →
vin book, originally uploaded by DragonDrop. I’ve just had this photo of mine used by in this article by The Guardian. Thanks to Simon TW for the heads up. I think I should open a bottle of wine to celebrate or something.
Yesterday a accompanied a colleague on a road trip. He’s writing a piece on TV’s “The Trip” (2010 starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.). If you’ve not seen The Trip – it’s good – they tour the North of England for a week, stopping at some of the finest gastro haunts we have to offer. They take in some of our spectacular… Read more →
Had a bit of a rummage in our cellar this morning with a view to sorting stuff and clearing out some junk . There’s a few of things in there from the people we bought our house off about 11 years ago. I picked up a dusty old scrap of newspaper and was about to throw it in the bin when some… Read more →
SQUID, SQUID BASE, SQUID LOC, originally uploaded by James Mulryan. So, does anyone have any idea what these are referring to? It’s on the west bound A59 just north of Skipton, North Yorkshire – as per the marker on this map. We drive past it every day, it’s been there for months and it’s really starting to bug me now…. Read more →
World Book Night, originally uploaded by DragonDrop. I’ve been selected to be ‘a giver’ on World Book Night, which is today. If you’d like a copy – I’ve got 48 to give away. As I’m solo-dad this weekend, I’m beached at DragonDrop Centraal (near the back of ASDA, Harrogate) – gotta pop out a couple of times, but only to… Read more →
cake, originally uploaded by DragonDrop. We attended a 90th Birthday party last weekend. Eirene’s nana – who was 90 years young. Happy Birthday! Lovely evening / day / evening at Shrigley Hall near Manchester. View a photo slide-show of the celebration» View the album»
A timelapse of the first sunrise of 2011 from Cowdber Barn Boiling Sky, originally uploaded by DragonDrop. The Christmas clock ticked by, we ate all the pies then thought.. what do we do about new years eve? We decided to do something a bit different. We decided to go for a self catering cottage – we wanted home comforts, our… Read more →
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 →
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 →