This is me

I started this blog back in January 2018 as we embarked on our Chamonix based ski season. It was something we’d always dreamed of doing … 2 weeks a year and the odd sneaky weekend just were not cutting it any more.

The planets aligned and off we went.

I decided a blog, actually I think a friend suggested it, would be a good way to keep track of the days, serve as a reminder of the good times and if anyone out there was interested in keeping up with us in addition to the bonkers whatsApp group then here we would be.

So 2 years on and I finally posted day 91 and now what to do with this?

So the Blog has now been repurposed for a random collection of adventures into the outdoors, photography, both analogue and digital and a so far not that successful even if a bit prolific foray into film making.

There will be a lot of pictures of the Dru.

If I could remember the password to the @daily_dru instagram account I’d add a widget here.


We live close to the bottom of Solsbury hill.. yes that’s the one in the Peter Gabriel song. It’s official name is little Solsbury hill. While confined to our local area during the various lockdowns and travel restrictions it became a favourite little amble and clamber onto the trig point. In January this year while…

That was 2020

Despite it all 2020 had some amazing moments and all the pandemic craziness taught us cherish who you have, what you have on your doorstep and celebrate the little things. So to honour all that here’s my 2020 highlights. Consider it a personal kick in the pants to stop moaning about the fact it’s January…

Where have the days gone

It’s nearly November and I haven’t posted anything for a while. The world is still in deep trouble with the virus with no end in site. Back in the Summer when we could head across the border and back freely we enjoyed a couple of lovely visits with the other halves Brother and Sister in-law…

Actually it’s mainly for my mum to keep track of me.

our house building blog


This mountain life .. trying to stay up on the downs and survive the ups.

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