About Me

Who is ‘The Yorkshire Dad’?

Well, that would be me, Dave. So what about me?

I live in rural North Yorkshire with my wife, Helen, our four daughters (yes, I said FOUR daughters!) ranging from age 11 to 17, our three dogs, two cats and the hamster.

This blog, or an incarnation of it, has been around for quite some years. But I’ve found particular joy in the cathartic process of writing. It’s an outlet for my thoughts on parenting, current affairs, running, sport, anything really and I will often attempt to link what I am waffling on about back to being a parent.

A Bit About Me

I am a social media serial sharer. It’s rare that a day goes by without at least one new photo on Instagram or a story sequence. I’m also pretty active on Twitter if you fancy looking at what I do there.

As a child of the 80s and with three older sisters, that means I have more than a passing appreciation for 80s music. I am though, a man of eclectic musical taste (some might say random, others would say rubbish). If you follow me on Instagram you’ll likely see me lip-synching (badly) to 80s songs quite often.

Until 2014 I had lived my whole life in West Yorkshire but a job opportunity came up and I moved the whole family to North  Yorkshire. We live in a small market town on the edge of the North York Moors national park – it’s the kind of place where you have to travel to see civilisation!

My day job is working in IT for a manufacturing company based in North Wales, so I get to travel to Snowdonia quite often. 

As a lover of running and cooking – those are two things you are guaranteed to see on this blog. I am at my happiest when outdoors, be it in the woods somewhere, on the side of a mountain or getting salty by the seaside. I also have rheumatoid arthritis so that get’s mentioned too. Otherwise, it’s the life of a busy dad of 4 and husband to one!

If you would like to work with The Yorkshire Dad of 4 then please check out the Work With Me page.