My Experience of a Repair Café | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

My Experience of a Repair Café

As a society, it has become too easy for us to throw things away without giving a second thought to the environment. Consumerism has taken over and buying a replacement is often far more convenient that repairing something that is broken. People lack the skills nowadays to repair things at home, maybe even lack the desire. I […]

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Panto Is Over For Another Year

I am exhausted. That could be the amount of running I been doing, but it’s most likely all the running around we’ve all been doing. The girls are tired and Helen is too. It’s the end of the pantomime run for 2019. Three of our girls in the dance teams and we couldn’t be prouder. […]

Running Dad Diaries: Rest Days Are Necessary | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Running Dad Diaries: Rest Days Are Necessary

By Wednesday this week, I had run 10 days in a row. Granted, 5km is the average distance and I certainly am not breaking any speed records. But I am getting up at about 5.30am every day to get a run in. With other things in life, I started to feel tired. Really tired. For the […]

The Old Door | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

The Old Door

I don’t know why, but I love photographing doors. Ones with character, like this old door, are a particular favorite. There is something special and a door that I can’t put my finger on. Maybe there’s a metaphor in there. Some sort of sub-conscious meaning to a fondness for doors. A bit like when one door closes, another […]

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My Photo Friday – Linky #9

It’s Friday again, and its time for My Photo Friday! Thank you for coming back to My Photo Friday and sharing your photos. Please do spread the word through Twitter and Facebook about this new photography based linky. My Photo Friday is a place to post and share your favourite photos, whether that be from […]

Running Fartleks, Pardon Me?

Running Fartleks, Pardon Me?

Fartleks. No, it’s not a rude word and has got nothing to do with any bodily functions. Fartlek is a Swedish term meaning “speed play” and in running terms it’s a form of interval training. Let me explain. I came across Fartlek training while reading a running magazine. It was still early in my running […]

Wedding Day Memories | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Wedding Day Memories

You may have noticed that Helen and I recently celebrated 12 years of marriage. We celebrated with an anniversary date only the parents of four girls could go on – food shopping! However, with every wedding anniversary comes the memories of that day in 2007. My some peoples standards it was a big wedding, by […]

Methotrexta: Just keep taking the pills | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Methotrexate: Just Keep Taking the Pills

If you weren’t aware, I have rheumatoid arthritis. I was diagnosed 3 years ago when I was 35 years old. People assume rheumatoid arthritis is an old person’s disease. Let me tell you, it’s not. On a weekly basis, I take 6 little yellow pills – methotrexate. This drug has kept the disease at bay, […]