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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Poseidon on Plati - Greek Island Boat Tour

Posidon on Plati

This a shot of the Poseidon anchored off the island of Plati. We’ve just returned from a fantastic holiday on Kos with our girls, two of my sisters, their husbands, nieces, nephews and some of their friends. My niece got married over there which is why there were almost 30 of us in the group! […]