pros and cons of homework, the Yorkshire dad of four

The Pros and Cons of Homework

Ask most children if they like homework and you would expect to get a firm “no” as the answer. Ask parents and you’re more likely to get a mixed response about it. Some schools have rebranded homework as home learning, either way, it’s the same thing. But what are the pros and cons of homework? […]

My Sunday Photo, It's A Cornet, Yorkshire Dad of 4

My Sunday Photo: IT’S A CORNET

Don’t call this a trumpet, because it’s not. It’s a cornet, and Verity and Delilah have just taken them up at school. I think about the line from Brassed Off whenever I mistakenly call it a trumpet and I’m corrected: it’s a bloody euphonium!”. I only recently realised that trumpets are used in brass bands, […]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Solar Panels | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

How to Get the Most Out of Your Solar Panels

Since the turn of the century, camping has taken on a new dimension – what used to be an uncomfortable experience at the best of times, can now be both comfortable and convenient. Solar panels empower the camper and give the outdoor enthusiast some real freedom by providing clean and renewable energy from any location. […]

Experiences Before Possessions

Experiences Before Possessions

Throughout our lives, we collect a number of material possessions. Often, we cling to these items for sentimental reasons, maybe they invoke memories. We treasure possessions and some people in this world are extremely materialistic. But aren’t memories and experiences far more important? I was listening to Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 after he […]

A Month in Photos – September 2018 | Yorkshire Dad of 4

A Month in Photos – September 2018

September 2018 is a month we have been looking forward to for a long time now. The reason? We went on holiday to Kos. So, naturally, this months selection of photos is heavily influenced by our week on that beautiful island in the Dodecanese and the Aegean Sea. Our two hounds September started where August […]

Letting Our Daughters Fly

I recently read a blog written by Nigel over at asking whether we protect our daughters more than our sons. It made me think and wonder for a moment. But I can’t relate to Nigel as we have four daughters and no sons. I can’t say whether I would have treated a son any differently […]