2021 has been another uncertain year, but we’ve managed to keep blogging on a range of different topics and here are some of the best ones we’ve done from Yorkshire Families, Sparkle Up North and Dan’s Sports Blog.
Yorkshire Families is a website about things and events to do for families from crafts in January to Christmas TV and gift guides in December and below are 43 of the best blogs we’ve written about in 2021. The website is called yorkshirefamilies.co.uk.
From rock n roll panto to Say Yes to Tess and Macbeth, here is what’s on at Leeds Playhouse in Spring and Summer 2022.
If you like pantomime with a difference, then this is for you as its panto but rock n roll style.
Six posters were created by children across Yorkshire and each one shows a chapter of Percy Penguin’s quest to find a friend.
You will have heard and seen the story of Peter Pan on TV but have you seen it at the theatre? It was at Leeds Playhouse earlier in 2021.
Everyone loves to watch TV at Christmas, so how about you have a read of this guide to see what to watch this festive period.
From a brilliant Christmas Market to awesome pantos and free train rides, there is so much happening in Harrogate Town centre.
New research finds that a fear of feeling weak is stopping boys from asking for help with mental health problems.
If you like pantomime with a difference, then Beauty and The Beast rock n roll style is for you as you get to sing and dance along to the pantomine.
If you like to have a mooch around Christmas markets, this is for you as there is a variety of things such as: Christmas fayre, fair rides, candy cane express, Christmas markets and various santa sight seeing.
For Bake Off fans, this is one for you, as Karen Wright from Wakefield gives us her own take on meatloaf.
If you like traditional pantomimes then this is for you, as it’s the panto we all love as they squirt water at the audience during the 12 days of Christmas song and it’s a feel-good show too.
We were lucky enough to interview Bake Off star Karen and she tells all about her experiences and memories of Bakeoff and her top tips for baking pastry.
In these cold, winter months you may want to try some different food, so here are some recipes for vegan and they are simple.
You will have seen Oliver Twist on TV, and it has been adapted to the theatre and it is dark, deep and accessible.
For some people, a vegan soup may be what they want to have and here is a recipe for a soup that serves 4.
There are many wonderful neurodiverse brains within many families, it can be challenging to navigate at first but with the right coping mechanisms, you or a loved one can prosper off your complex mind. Here is Sophie’s Story of herself, and her dyslexia and dyspraxia.
This is for you if you like Grease songs, and if you like Peter Andre as Grease was back on stage at Leeds Grand Theatre.
Top tips for walking where you live, and why its important to walk even if you don’t feel like it.
If you like arts and crafts, this one is for you as you can immerse yourself in a new art adventure.
From perfino for someone special to dashel cycle helmets, here is our guide to what to buy for Christmas.
From chamomile to Valerian Root, here are 5 medicinal plants to help you relieve stress.
From being as plant based as possible to being led by the season, here is our top tips for being carbon free in the kitchen.
We all sometimes blame ourselves, but we shouldn’t as we need to look after ourselves before thinking of others. An example is Take a break for mindful rest or pause rather than consuming social media or negative news coverage.
Ever wondered how to enrich your daily life with oils? Here are a few tips of how to do just that.
From Nabil Abdulrashid to Paul Zerdin, there were lots of acts on at City varieties in October
‘NOT SO ALONE’: WAKEFIELD ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES CONNECT AND CREATE THEIR FIRST SHOW FOLLOWING LONELINESS IN LOCKDOWN
Love, Romance, Happiness and Loneliness, all the emotions were in this short extract of a play CoActive Arts did in October 2021
If you like art and walking round different places, then Artwalk is for you. It takes place every other month across Wakefield and there’s always interesting things to look at or in some cases take part in.
Not only can shared food, drink, dance and entertainment bring us all together but such accessible community hubs like The Ridings can connect people from all backgrounds and help all of our mental well-being.
We all like celebrating things in our life whether it be birthdays, Christmas and so on but in this case we celebrate ten years since the city varieties regeneration project.
You can learn top tips on saving money on budget and how to be eco friendly in this blog, from eco fashion hauls to getting crafty and creative.
Top places to try forest bathing the newest wellness trend.
You can learn top tips on how to save money as a family by being eco-friendly.
We all occasionally like going to the cinema to see a film we want to see, and this is no different as it’s a review of a children’s film called Around the World in 80 Days.
Who’d thought dinosaurs could come to Wakefield? Well earlier this year they did and you can read all about it here.
It’s important that when we think of websites and other things, we think about what is accessible and how we can make them inclusive for people with learning disabilities.
We need something or someone to motivate us sometimes, so we came up with ten of the best motivational quotes.
We were still not able to go out and about as much at Easter, so we came up with activities for kids and families to do at home for Easter.
We came up with best places in Yorkshire to walk to coincide with Welcome to Yorkshire replacing Tour De Yorkshire with Tour de Yorkshire.
We also do blogs based on particular weeks of awareness in calendar such as: Deaf Awareness, Mental Health Awareness.
You can learn tips on overcoming post lockdown stress and anxiety and these can be for whole family from controlled breathing to facing the fear.
We all sometimes occasionally have rubbish sleep, so we came up with some tips to sleep better for World Sleep Day from avoiding alcohol 4 hours before bedtime to keeping room ventilated.
People may have been thinking about how to start businesses or blogs in 2021, from being authentic to being clear about what you hope to achieve.