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 […]

Rising Damp and the Older House

Those of us of a certain age will hear the words “rising damp” and immediately think about Leanard Rossiter and that 70s sitcom. If you’re here for an in-depth look back at that classic British comedy then I’m afraid you are in the wrong place. However, if you are here because you are interested in tackling rising […]