• Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Fourteen: Decorating The Tree

    Yesterday I interviewed a fellow blogger with some Christmas themed questions which you can read here!   Today I will be talking about the most exciting part of Christmas…decorating the Christmas tree. It’s something that I look forward to all year round. Even now, when I have my own place with my own family, I still enjoy going back home to my Mum’s house and helping to decorate the tree for her. I don’t think that tradition will ever stop. You may be thinking, why don’t you just decorate your own tree and grow up like a normal human being. The honest answer to that is that I’m not allowed…

  • Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Twelve: What I Love and Hate About Winter

    Yesterday’s post was all about what to buy for your Secret Santa and you catch up with that one by clicking here! December can bring all types of emotions. It can be a month filled with happiness and Christmas spirit, and it can also be a royal pain in the ass. I’m going to be giving an insight into what I like and dislike about the winter period. What I Like About Winter Christmas! Everybody loves Christmas. Apart from the few Grinch’s out there, zapping all the Christmas joy out of the world. It’s a time where you can really spend quality time as a family and make so many…

  • Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Ten: When Austin Met Santa

    For yesterday’s post I gave a few Elf on the Shelf ideas which you can catch up on here! Today I am going to be sharing with you the story of when Austin met Santa Claus for the very first time. It’s supposed to be a magical moment. Your child experiencing the magic that is Christmas. Children love Santa, and all of the magic that he brings. Austin clearly hadn’t got the message.  Austin has always had a fear of unfamiliar men, and some familiar men when he’s in a particular bad mood. He also seems to have a developed a phobia of beards as well. So as caring and…

  • Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Seven: My Christmas Memories

    If you missed yesterday’s post all about my Christmas traditions then you can find it here! For today’s blogmas post I thought it would be good fun (for you anyway) to share some photographs from previous Christmases. Some of these photos are from when I was young, and some from recent years. When I came across these pictures there was some serious cringing happening, especially the first couple. I hope you enjoy reminiscing with me about my Christmas memories. They certainly brought back some nice memories for me. December 1993 – 1 Year Old This is me enjoying my second Christmas at home, clearly having a lot of fun on…

  • Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Six: Christmas Traditions

    If you would like to catch up on Day Five of Blogmas in which I interviewed a fellow blogger about her Christmas plans then click here! For today’s post I will be looking back on some of my favourite Christmas traditions from years gone by. Every family has little things that they do every single year that makes their Christmas special and unique. Here’s some of mine… The Christmas Hits Our Christmas mornings would always start with some classic festive music. It would be the same CD every year blasting songs from Slade and Mariah Carey. It was a great way of getting in the Christmas spirit. The music would…

  • Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Four: This Christmas at YuleTimes

    Yesterday’s post was all about Christmas last year which you can catch up on by clicking here! Today I am going to be giving you a sneak preview into what Christmas holds in store for the Yule family this year. Living Arrangements The honest answer would be that I don’t even know where we will be living come Christmas Day. As I have mentioned in previous posts, we are currently in the process of buying a house, and we have no idea how long it will take for the process to be completed. So for now, we are living in our apartment that has been our home for the past…

  • Blogmas 2018

    Blogmas Day Three: How I Spent Last Christmas

    If you missed yesterday’s blogmas post about my goals for December, then you can catch up by clicking here! This post is going to be an insight into what happened last Christmas in the Yule family. Last year was full of mixed emotions. There were reasons for celebration and reasons for reflection. There were moments when I was filled with happiness, and there were moments when tears were shed. One thing is for sure, I won’t be forgetting last Christmas any time soon. The Happy Times Christmas 2017 was Austin’s first ever Christmas, and we wanted to make it special for him. He was completely spoilt with presents, more than…

  • Fatherhood,  Life

    10 Hopes I Have For My Child’s Future

    As a parent, we often think about how our children will turn out. We raise them in a way that reflects our own values and views, in a hope that they will grow up to be just like us. In some ways I would love for my son to be just like me, but in so many other ways I want him to be completely different. I’m going to be talking you through some of the hopes that I have for my son, Austin. 1. I hope he enjoys life I want Austin to get as much enjoyment out of life that he possibly can. That means exploring the world,…

  • Fatherhood,  Relationships

    Relationships: Post-Baby

    Relationships are great at the beginning. You meet, get to know each other, fall in love, have fun, enjoy life. Then out of nowhere…OOPS…you have a baby. Your relationship will never be quite the same again. The romance will have to take a back seat whilst you spend your days with sick on your shirt and bags under your eyes. I’m going to take you through some of the inevitable changes that will develop after you throw a baby into the mix. Date Night Date night, aka Baby-Free Night. You dump the baby on the grandparents and head out into the wilderness. You are free for a couple of hours.…

  • Relationships,  Wedding

    A Unique Proposal

    Do you ever sit there and think…how can I make myself feel as uncomfortable as possible? No? I didn’t think so, that’s just me then. This event happened a long time ago now, all the way back in May, but I’ve never got round to sharing my story, until now. When I decided that I was going to propose to Amy, I wanted it to be memorable. Something that people would remember for years to come. If you aren’t much of a reader and would prefer to just watch what happened then you are in luck, because I filmed the whole thing and uploaded it to YouTube. Click on the…