A Change of Direction | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

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 […]

Hope | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Hope

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 | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

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 | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

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 | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

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 […]

Good news for cheetahs | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Good News for Cheetahs

There’s some really great news for cheetahs at the moment. That’s cheetahs and not cheaters – I have suddenly gone soft on the Lance Armstrong’s of this world you know. No, of course I am talking about the fantastic news this week that the top court in India has said that cheetahs can be reintroduced […]

Bad days build better days | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Bad Days Build Better Days

As hard as we might try sometimes, not every day can be a good day. I’d go so far as to say that anyone who says they never have bads days is lying through their teeth. Sometimes you might want to portray that your days are good and nothing is wrong, but eventually, the mask […]

Happy New Decade | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Happy New Decade

It’s the 9th of January and I’ve just got around to writing a new year blog post. I’m a bit of a crap blogger – aren’t I? Anyway – HAPPY NEW DECADE! So 2020 eh! Wow, the twenties. Insane. It’s doesn’t seem like a day since I was crammed shoulder-t-shoulder in an overcrowded bar bringing […]

Faith in humanity restored | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Faith in Humanity Restored

It’s fair to say at the moment that as a nation we are becoming somewhat fractured. Dare I say that Brexit has polarised people and we’re no longer a society that helps one and other. But, my faith in humity was restored recently. This is a post about that and, thankfully, not Brexit. Last weekend […]