A Change of Direction | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

The Countdown Begins

Today is the first day of June and also the month in which I will change jobs. After seven years in my current role I’m switching things up in my career with a bit of a change of direction and new working location. I’ll still be employed in an IT role but after 18 years […]

Tom Cruise meets the Yorkshire Dad of 4

Mission: Impossible – Meeting Tom Cruise

A-list celebrities don’t come much bigger (if at all) than Tom Cruise. From Cocktail to Top Gun, Tropic Thunder to Magnolia I have seen so many of his movies. Undoubtably though, it will be the Mission: Impossible franchise for which many people know him these days. According to his Wikepedia filmography page he has been […]

Hope | The Yorkshire Dad of 4


It’s the hope that kills you – a quote often attributed to football which means which means that having no expectations or hopes may be better as your dreams may not be destroyed in a cruel manner. But another quote that is far more true is “To live without hope is to cease to live” […]

Real Life Photos – Must Take More

While I was capturing the obligatory (and slightly awkward the older they get) back-to-school photos I captured an “outtake” moment between Lydia and Delilah. When I processed the photos and went with a black and white theme I adored the moment in time I’d captured. It reminded me of when I was shooting family photos […]

Back in the Summer of '95 | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Back in the Summer of ’95

It would be fair to say that my memories of a summer holiday in Hyeres in the south of France 25 years ago may be somewhat sketchy. But, I shall endeavour to recount the fun and hilarity of what remains one of my favourite summers ever. Around this time, 25 years ago, I was returning […]