The three words emanated from the downstairs bathroom from a crestfallen sounding voice – “I’ve got Covid!”. And there it was, the last bastion of defence against our virulent insurgent had fallen. Coronavirus has infiltrated The Yorkshire Dad household. Was my post, just days ago, talking about how we had somehow avoided any one of […]
How I Saved £15 on My Amazon Prime Renewal
A simple tweet is what started this little challenge with Amazon. Someone I mutually follow on Twitter was documenting an issue he was having with Amazon renewing his Amazon Prime subscription – except he wasn’t actually subscribed. This wasn’t my issue, I happily subscribe to the service for the Prime Video and free delivery. What […]
Is Covid Closing In?
We’re 19 months into the global COVID-19 pandemic and so far none of us has contracted it. When you look at our family and life in general it really does surprise me just how we’ve avoided it this far. Every day, for weeks, we’ve heard about someone we know having coronavirus. Every day. Some of […]
I don’t like Halloween but…
Halloween isn’t really my thing. Certainly, when I was a kid it wasn’t as big a deal in the UK as it is now. Of course, it’s been driven to what it is by commercialism and somehow trying to recreate what it is across the Atlantic in the US and Canada. But, I like to […]
Are Snowdon Visitors Disrespectful?
I am in a position where I live in Yorkshire but work for a couple of days every fortnight in Llanberis, North Wales. Of course, Llanberis is the village at the foot of Snowdon and a mecca for walkers and mountain climbers. But visitor numbers have surged this year and local residents are not all […]
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 […]
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” […]
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 […]
10k A Day In May!
A challenge has to be challenging – especially if you’re going to ask people to donate to charity in return for your efforts. That’s why I am taking on a big challenge this month – to run a 10k every day in May! Originally I was running the Blackpool marathon on 26th April to raise […]
I Am Versus Arthritis
You may not know my story so forgive the little recap if you do. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in December 2015. To say it was a shock would be understating it somewhat. But thankfully it was caught early and I was put on treatment immediately. The course of steroids that started my treatment […]