What are you going to buy for the lady that you call Mum? Hopefully a lady you adore, worship and thank in your heart for the person you are today.
Mother’s day gifts, some ideas
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Taylors Hair Salon are offering "Biolage Gift sets" for Mother's Day
only £23.95, Packs include 300ml shampoo 300ml conditioner +another product.
Limited stock available
Dumouchel – chocolates, cake, morning breakfast - so much choice #chocolatewillalwayswin
Globe Not for Profit – some great baskets of goodies - doing good things at the same time
JML Ironing Services – organise the ironing to someone else #bigbrowniepoints
Funky Muppet – have some unique and wonderful balloons – clever designs and lasts more than a day
Cielo coffee – mums always needs good coffee #imtellingyou
The Lady Cares - some fabulous smellys for your Mum including candles and scents #goodonyourpurse
Dorothy Annes have a great selection of Skechers for sale #gowalk
Beauticians have lots of offer for all beauty treatments, even if it’s a simple facial, your mum would really like this and if you don’t know what to buy her, then vouchers is always great too #trustmeImamum
Chris’ Fruit and Veg - great flowers at fabulous prices #prettygoesdownwell
La Bella Vita has their A La Carte menu from 1pm, all day #foodisalwaysagoodoption
Zumba classes - it’s time for her to dance for 1 or 3 hours a week should she wish and it’s #greatfun
Pease of Garforth sell so much, cake accessories, wool, coffee accessories, something for their fire, Baking, gadgets for the home
Garforth Antiques Shop – some great retro and vintage items to buy (opposite Lasercharge)
Even our local Sports Centre is offering a gym trial membership for only £10.00
HOPING MY HUSBAND AND CHILDREN READ THE BLOG! #enoughhints personally I would like it all but even one of these would be a wonderful Mother’s Day gift
Last weekend my husband and I had a great evening with Quirky Ales and Ambers Kitchen who is also one of the team who runs and coordinates the, Three Sisters Supper Club at Cielo.
We had an evening of tasting, food and ale! Now, I’m not one for drinking ale, I’m more of a red wine kind of girl, and having plenty of practice drinking the good stuff, I know what works best with what food, but I never knew ale could do the same thing. The pairing evening ran from 7pm and we sat with other local people; I always think it’s great to meet new people. It was also great to see a bar in Cielo in the place I normally stand in waiting for my hot milk Americano, the bar had pumps and everything.
The night went smoothly and not only from a beer point of view, the service was wonderful and friendly, the food was spectacular and the combination was perfectly matched, it was well thought out and gave me a whole new experience and appreciation of fine ales. Mike and Mark the men behind Quirky, where on hand and extremely informative throughout the evening by bringing pots of fabulous aromas to the tables, letting us smell the hops they use in each quirky ale.
Adam surprised us with his choice of food, as you will see, Pigs Cheeks were on the menu, a new one for me, the taste was fabulous, and would you ever think you could taste something so different locally!
I couldn’t take a picture of Adam’s Chocolate Brownie, It was my time for peace and quiet why I consumed the best brownie I have ever tasted #sshhhnow
Check out the Quirky website, it would be great for your own private party or if you’re a business, have them in your restaurant or shop! http://www.quirkyales.com/home.html
This is the menu from the evening and I hope this is not just a one off as it worked really well and it’s something a unique and different #thegoodofgarforth
New members on this week
Jones Complete Clean
DMC Tiling and Plastering
Take a look at both of their profiles including all their links here http://www.themaindeal.co.uk/businesses-that-could-benefit-me.html
As you will I have put on most on some social media pages about Garforth Arts Festival holding a public meeting;
FROM GARFORTH ARTS FESTIVAL (if you're going, please email them your attendance as below)
We are writing to invite you to a public meeting about Garforth Arts Festival 2016 which will take place as
Venue: Garforth Academy – Main Hall
Date: Wednesday 23rd March
Light refreshments will be provided and there will be free parking available on-site.
We would greatly appreciate it if you would RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm
whether you will be able to attend, and whether you will be bringing any guests.
Last week I showed you the reply I received from the Chief Engineer from LCC Highways, here is my reply
Good Morning Nick
Thank you for your return email.
Firstly, I am glad you are aware of the multitude of problems we have, as you mention, 'you have looked at this issue recently and over previous, YEARS!' Years...yet still nothing has been done? Over those years of looking at the problem, the situation has worsened and as you know over those years we've had more 'add on' housing development and it seems only those roads around that development are altered. What about the impact it has on the rest of the infrastructure, we've had a development at Green Lane School for example was 60 more children have been added; more people mean more cars!!
As you have already stipulated, Church Lane is one of the MAIN routes through Garforth, so the council thought it would be wise to make an extremely difficult main route that requires risk to get up and down it to 20 miles an hour, this has made the situation even more difficult.
Yes of course there is always a funding issue, but you've noticed this problem for YEARS, at what point does it become priority, a fight, an accident, a decline to Main Street businesses; which is already happening because of it? Perhaps borrowing some money from planning may help!
I know whatever cause of action you take you will upset someone, the people in the houses on Church Lane, no-one would be forcing them to use it, but if they can't park at the 'front' of their house and there's another option to park at the 'back' of their house it does give another option to some, even if it's for only a few hours a day, maybe just at peak time? If the Traffic Regulation order came back and all 20+ houses on Church Lane objected, yet 5,000+ Garforth residents where for a change, who wins?
The Council need to look at what cars are there in the day, as a lot of people work, but even 6 cars for example parked on Church Lane at sporadic points, causes chaos due this road being a major bus route. I'm not complaining about how bad Church Lane is I'm requesting an immediate change as I'm extremely concerned about the impact it's having on our local businesses, another couple of years is too long to wait, if you put in a consultation process and then wait for the another budget, another year and then as I know with Fairburn Drive Road markings, you're talking another possible 2 years before anything gets done. I can quite honestly say that the majority of the locals will all say the same; which may save the council time and money, 'this road is horrendous' even for the residents who park there.
Yes it would be wiser and make more sense to spend money widening the Road to keeps everyone happy, however, something temporary needs to be done, a pilot scheme even to see what works? Has anyone ever spoke to the Cricket Club to see if they would help in anyway?
How could I/we make this a priority, videos sent to the council of the chaos, a petition, a chat to houses, a chat to businesses, or because of the lack of funding would this be a complete waste of my time? Councillor Dobson suggested a contribution from the traders; they're already struggling to keep their heads above water, they have no money to contribute, I know this to be fact.
Councillors and Leeds City Council can't complain that businesses are now concerned, as it wasn't the residents or businesses that said yes to all the development that has gone on over the last several years. Garforth has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, but the infrastructure hasn't.
Leeds City Council will spend more money in years to come if the high street declines!
I look forward to your reply, sooner rather than later.
I’ll post my reply, let’s hope it’s sooner than the last one took!
I see the official Plan is now in for the New Lidl Store - take a look
One of our shops have already hinted they WON’T be here by the end of the year.... a massive drop in takings has proven all too much #footfallgone please look after the local shops otherwise this could be a start of many more closing
If you don’t, they will.....GO
until next week........
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth 18 years ago; you may have seen me around ?