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 […]

Making Plans During Lockdown | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Making Plans During Lockdown

It’s so hard to do anything with all of this uncertainty, isn’t it? We know that life will one day return to normal. But, we also know that it might be a slow process and that things might not be exactly as they were until a COVID-19 vaccine has been found. Until then, we’re bound […]

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 […]

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Typical Dad Moans & Groans

Becoming a dad is an acquired skill. It isn’t something we feel we’re born to do naturally. Some of you will be far more prepared for the dad life than others. You might have known from a young age that you wanted to one day become a dad. Or you might have been thrown into […]