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 […]

Merry Christmas | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish anyone who bothers to read my rambling a very merry Christmas. Today is Christmas Eve and, apart from a visit to the dentist (because that’s how I roll), we are all ready for the festivities. I’d also like to thank you for reading this blog. 2018 […]

15 Things I Love About Christmas

I recently wrote about the 15 things I hate about Christmas, so it’s time to redress the balance. Christmas is a magical time of year and I love it. My “hate” post was about all those things that have become irritating about this time of year. But, contrary to wht you might think I do […]

Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Imagine my enthusiasm for this: I needed to head to Monks Cross retail park on the last Saturday before Christmas. It was last minute Christmas shopping time. I expected chaos, but that’s not what I got. But first, breakfast Before hitting the shops I needed fuel. Fortunately for me I’d heard the night before (at […]

Memories of Christmas Past | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Memories of Christmas Past

It’s only natural at this time of year to think about past Christmases. Memories at these special times seem to stick in my memory far better than a regular time of year. Last week when I was setting up our Christmas family portrait I thought back to a similar photo we took. The one at […]

Letters from Lapland | Letter from Santa | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Letters from Lapland

Christmas is a magical time of year for everyone, but especially so for children. I can vividly remember the excitement of visiting Santa in his Grotto and then on Christmas Eve looking out of the window trying to catch a glimpse of his sleigh. Childhood and that magical belief in Santa Claus are special and time-limited […]

15 Things I Hate About Christmas | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

15 Things I Hate About Christmas

Christmas – it’s the most wonderful time of the year. As a parent, it’s just magical and I love watching our girls enjoy the season. However, there are some things about the Christmas season that I really do not like.  Call me a Christmas Grinch or scream “bah humbug” if you must. But I reckon […]