I had one of those conversations earlier that triggered a warm glow of nostalgia. You know the feeling. The feeling you get when you and a bunch of approximate peers reminisce about stuff from when you were kids. Growing up in the 70s and 80s as we did, there was just one brand in the bicycle world that called all the shots. Sure, other cool bikes… Read more →
“HUUUURH! where is this young gallant that is so desirous to lie with his mother earth?” is a line from this scene in The Abbey Shakespeare production of ‘As You Like It‘, that Jaygo nailed last summer. Both Jaygo and Felix (my sons) feature in this fantastic scene (as part of the rent-a-mob) along with the stars of the scene Will and Ed – the… Read more →
We went to a leaving do in Leeds last night. Another never before experienced format of an evening for us; a benefit gig and art auction raffle for a skateboard based charity. Wharfe Chambers – the utterly unique venue we first went to in December for the UK premier of the film Ladyfingers was host. Before I jump into a… Read more →
Introducing the newest members of the world famous DragonDrop Adventure Club. Louise & Skip, Taj Mahal, India January 2013 Skip & Louise, Kochi Stadium, India 2013 (India v England ODI) Top adventure by the look of things! Shame England lost the cricket.
There’s always the rhetoric around this time of year that Christmas has lost its magic and that it has gotten far too commercial for its own good. I must admit, that compared to when I was a kid (and Christmas was the best word in the world), the first thing I think of these days, is an increased to-do list and a decreased bank… Read more →
Henry Blofeld talks about the seasons of his life.. and a bit of cricket. Myself and 3 of my cricket buddies went to see Henry Blofeld at the Harrogate Theatre last Friday. ‘Blowers’ is a stalwart commentator for the BBC’s Test Match Special. To me, he’s got the most crickety voice in the world*. His voice is to cricket what Murry Walker’s… Read more →
Ha! Brilliant! There’s another guy called Matt Watson. That’s exactly the same name as mine. He runs a fishing show – not just any old fishing show but The Ultimate Fishing Show with Matt Watson. I’ve now seen a few episodes and it rocks. Matt – if you do look at this site as a result of the email I’ve… Read more →
Snow cricket, originally uploaded by DragonDrop. In around 12 hours time, the worlds biggest and highest profile game of cricket begins. The Ashes. Some think it a load off fuss over a tiny wooden pot, others think it the ultimate competition in word sport. At this very moment in time the 22 players who’ll be playing in the opening game… 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 →
Having a little breather for a couple of hours before we carry on with Jaygo’s birthday weekend. We started on Friday night with a game of rounders on the stray that we were invited to. This was really good fun for everyone. Rounders, BBQ, cake and catching up. This photo shows the line up – little to big selection process…. Read more →
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 →
I was lucky enough to do a lot of my favourite activities over the past 5 days or so. Thursday – went to watch the cricket at Headingley with a lovely bunch of people. ‘My’ team (Yorkshire) won one of it’s key matches of the season – they beat arch rivals Lancashire by 17 runs in a confident win. A… Read more →
At my mate Henry’s house – got the afternoon off work. Watching Argentina v South Korea – currently 2-1 to the Americans. Henry, who’s just decided he’s a vegetarian who’s now allowed to eat fish because Dean Karnazes says it’s OK has just brought me a fish finger sandwich. He’s a big fan of them now after a decade in… Read more →
Apparently, there’s a football world cup starting soon. Quite like this funny that good did.. do a search for ‘World Cup’ in google and scroll down to the bottom.
I played my first ever game of golf last night on a proper golf course. Well – a 9 hole course if you can class that as proper, a very nice course called Ghyll Golf Club near Skipton – for the sake of this blog, I’m calling it proper. I’ve been playing screen based golf – most recently Tiger Woods… Read more →