So the other day (the 11th) marked 3 years since I’d landed in sunny Dubai. Lots has happened – and apart from the being away from relatives and friends – and obviously, the long shadow of Covid-19 has impacted so much over 2020… we’ve had a pretty good time so far. My actual emigrate-a-versary was highlighted by a talk /… Read more →
It’s a pretty good week for news; Biden wins the POTUS twitter handle (I was getting a bit bored of the last custodian… shaping up for a good end of season finale though). A lot of people disliked Trump. I can’t say I was keen – chiefly because of his head in the sand attitude towards ecology issues. Last night… Read more →
It’s been a while. Why am I not blogging anymore? I guess the massive change of scene we embarked on 3 years ago spun a few new things in and a few old things out. In : Dubai, CX, Corona, Out : Dragondrop.org, Experimental photography, Geocaching and music making. I need to get my extra curriculum mojo fired up again… Read more →
It’s still red hot and humid here in Dubai. Spending a lot of time indoors or by the pool. Swimming every morning is a nice perk of being here though. Being out here in the sandpit though – I will admit, is like living in a bubble. I’m watching the proceedings (or lack of them) from the UK with at… 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.
Mysterious things afoot. It looks like dragondrop has been hacked – some of the links around the site lead off to other websites. If you are a hacker attacking not for profit blogs like this, you should be ashamed of yourself. I’ve now got to spend precious family time trying to figure out what the problem is and how to… Read more →
I’ve never had to sign a document with my thumb print before. It’s a requirement of the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation as part of my visa application process. low tech Biometric scanning. It seems the UAE is super hight tech and world leading in some areas (architecture would be a great example of this in… Read more →
I recently got challenged by a dear old friend to take a b/w photo of my life for 7 days with no explanation and no people. (It was a thing doing the rounds on facebook). I decided to have some fun on one of the days and visit a place that I’d previously thought would be a good spot for… Read more →
Like many ladies, my house is full to bursting with stuff. My stuff, Matt’s stuff, the kids stuff, even the animals have stuff. So the last thing I wanted or needed was more stuff. Christmas though, presented a problem. What presents would maintain my need for less with my friends similar need for less. Then I had my lightbulb moment…. Read more →
So that””s a first. Since 2002, DragonDrop.org has posted at least one article in a calendar month; but as you can see, there””s a gap in the teeth of 2015 in the shape of April. There””s been a technical issue – which I””m trying to resolve. There””s loads of technical issues actually, but I won””t bore you with the details…. Read more →
Jaygo’s broken his radius. Apparently, according to the nurse, it’s an impressive break. He is most chuffed and can’t wait for pi to wake up in the morning and see his cast. He told Matt he had broken his circumference. Funny boy.
And so it came to pass that I got a job, working for Harrogate and Knaresborough Toy Library. Annie-mo’s very pleased as it means she gets to go to her favourite place at least once a week and play, and eat toast and paint and generally have a brilliant time whilst I run the stay and play session. Most weeks… Read more →
This morning Matt and I watched the sun eclipsing up at the quad, a patch of grass in the middle of the pine woods another top of Harlow hill. Back in 1999 Matt proposed to me up at the quad at eleven minutes past eleven on the eleventh of August at the zenith of the solar eclipse. Being up there… Read more →
Happy Mother’s day all you lovely Mama’s and Nana’s and fairy Grandma’s out there. I hope you all had a wonderful day full of smiles and happiness. I had a lovely day, Sophie sang me a special song she had written for me, my favourite line was the one that went, “Mama mama mama mama mama mama mama mama oooooooo,… Read more →
I have just heard that my favourite author Terry Pratchet has died. A writer who married great belly laughing humour, thoughtful insites into society,parodies on famous books and bringing astro physics to the masses. I first encountered Pratchet on the boat to England when my mum and I were emigrating. The Wierd Sisters was a novel unlike any I had… Read more →