Curtain Up on The Sound of Music | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Curtain Up on The Sound of Music

It’s been a while since I’ve written about the fact I am in a musical – The Sound of Music to be precise. Remember, I ended up auditioning whilst playing Dad’s Taxi, taking Lydia and Delilah to the audition. Well, the time has passed very quickly indeed and tonight, after many hours rehearsing, Pickering Musical […]

My Experience of a Repair Café | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

My Experience of a Repair Café

As a society, it has become too easy for us to throw things away without giving a second thought to the environment. Consumerism has taken over and buying a replacement is often far more convenient that repairing something that is broken. People lack the skills nowadays to repair things at home, maybe even lack the desire. I […]

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Panto Is Over For Another Year

I am exhausted. That could be the amount of running I been doing, but it’s most likely all the running around we’ve all been doing. The girls are tired and Helen is too. It’s the end of the pantomime run for 2019. Three of our girls in the dance teams and we couldn’t be prouder. […]

Methotrexta: Just keep taking the pills | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Methotrexate: Just Keep Taking the Pills

If you weren’t aware, I have rheumatoid arthritis. I was diagnosed 3 years ago when I was 35 years old. People assume rheumatoid arthritis is an old person’s disease. Let me tell you, it’s not. On a weekly basis, I take 6 little yellow pills – methotrexate. This drug has kept the disease at bay, […]

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#TBT: Get Me Another Drink

Get me another drink I’m going all the way back to 27th December 2009 for this weeks Throwback Thursday. Traditionally it was  family gathering for Helen’s family on the 27th for her Mum’s birthday. Even after she passed we would get together. But, families can be complexz entities at times and that no longer happens […]