Teamwork | Leaf cutter ants | Chester Zoo | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Teamwork

Why am I sharing a photo of ants? Well, let me tell you these aren’t just any old ants. These are leafcutter ants and they are incredible little creatures. But the real reason I am sharing them is that they represent great teamwork. The whole colony working together to survive and achieve goals. It’s teamwork […]

Happy Birthday Helen | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Happy Birthday Helen

Today is my wife’s birthday, yet as I type this blog I am sat along, backstage at the theatre while panto dance rehearsals take place on the stage above me. The things we do and the sacrifices we make for our kids never ends.     This morning, instead of a lazy lie in with […]

Christmas Is Cancelled - The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Christmas Is Cancelled

Christmas is cancelled. This is not a drill or a joke, and certainly not a hoax. The secondary school that two of our children attend has cancelled Christmas. This means that cards, gifts, carols and Christmas activities are banned. The students now have to write to the head of RE before the end of November […]

Red Poppy or White Poppy - the Yorkshire Dad of Four

Red Poppy or White Poppy

11th November 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War One. In 1921, poppies began being worn as a symbol of remembrance of those who fought in war. I wear, as I always have, my red poppy during each season of remembrance. The reason I wear it is just that, to remember those who […]

Raising Money for Charity - The Yorkshire Dad of Four

Raising Money for Charity

When you live your life by a pretty hectic schedule, it’s pretty easy to get wrapped up in your own affairs and not take a look at what’s going on in the world around you. But it’s important to step back and take a look around every once in a while. Sometimes, this can be […]

Experiences Before Possessions

Experiences Before Possessions

Throughout our lives, we collect a number of material possessions. Often, we cling to these items for sentimental reasons, maybe they invoke memories. We treasure possessions and some people in this world are extremely materialistic. But aren’t memories and experiences far more important? I was listening to Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 after he […]

David Beckham No Longer A Role Model

David Beckham – No Longer Role Model

For so long now, David Beckham has been a role model for so many people. Not only while he was playing football, but since hanging up his boots too. He clearly wants to portray himself as being a person of good standing, and someone who does things the right way. Until now we’ve believed it. This business […]