They Shall not Grow Old

They Shall Grow Not Old

Every now and then you see something that is truly mind-blowing. A film, a TV show, a play or even a musical. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does you revel in it. One such thing, that I implore you to seek out and watch, is Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old. If you’ve not […]

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 […]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Solar Panels | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

How to Get the Most Out of Your Solar Panels

Since the turn of the century, camping has taken on a new dimension – what used to be an uncomfortable experience at the best of times, can now be both comfortable and convenient. Solar panels empower the camper and give the outdoor enthusiast some real freedom by providing clean and renewable energy from any location. […]

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 […]

Pompeii – Our Time in the Roman City

Tomorrow, August 24th, is Mount Vesuvius Day. The day marks the anniversary of Mount Vesuvius erupting in AD79 destroying the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae. In 1999 Helen and I visited Pompeii on the tourist trail when the cruise ship we were sailing on docked in the port of Naples. At the time we went on […]

Eddie cat

International Cat Day – Meet Eddie

This International Cat Day I thought it would be nice to pay tribute to our longest service family pet – Eddie. Eddie has been with Helen and I since she was a kitten. Almost as soon as we had moved in together Helen and I brought Eddie and her Sister Patsy home. The sister were […]