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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 […]

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 […]

The Cornet and the Karma | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

The Cornet and the Karma

Tuesday and Wednesday evenings are not my favourite times of the week. The complex schedule of dance classes our girls undertake means I quite often am at risk of meeting myself coming back. Or, at the very least, forgetting to collect one of the girls. I’m not sure which would be worse; forgetting one of […]

The Start of Two Years of Lasts | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

The Start of Two Years of Lasts

At the start of September, we began what will be two years of consecutive “lasts” in our children’s lives. I have to admit I am not coping well with the sight of my children growing up at this rapid pace and naturally our role as parents changes. This is our eldest daughter’s last year of […]

Yorkshire Day | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

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 […]