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#TBT: Get Me Another Drink

Get me another drink I’m going all the way back to 27th December 2009 for this weeks Throwback Thursday. Traditionally it was  family gathering for Helen’s family on the 27th for her Mum’s birthday. Even after she passed we would get together. But, families can be complexz entities at times and that no longer happens […]

A Long Way From Lara

I’m not in this photo as I’m taking it. It doesn’t matter though as I’ve just spend a lovely Boxing Day with my family, mum and my sister (plus family) who are visiting from Australia. After experiencing the horses and hounds it was to the G&D for a Boxing Day brunch. The fact we then […]

2018 In Pictures | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

2018 In Pictures

I know, I know there’s still a couple of weeks of the year left but I just couldn’t wait to review my photos from 2018. I find choosing favorite photos really difficult, so instead I’ve chosen to pick a photo from each month that tells the story of my 2018. January January is pantomime month […]

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 […]