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Happy Yorkshire Day 2019

It’s Yorkshire Day once again! A day that all Yorkshire folk celebrate being born of the greatest county there is. We really have got it all up ‘ere you know. It doesn’t seem like a year since I wrote my last post about Yorkshire Day where I showcased some of my favorite Yorkshire photos. Last […]

Selling a House – Goodbye Walnut Grove

It was October 2004, Helen was eight and a half months pregnant with Grace and we already had a 13-month old Lydia. Despite the challenges, we moved into number Walnut Grove in Dewsbury. We left behind our first home together, a small terraced house not a mile away, to create a home for our growing […]

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, […]