Thank you to our wonderful Garforth & District Lions that make Garforth that extra bit special. What a great fireworks display we had last Friday, super and spectacular, and of course, as always great organisation and all for free - I hope you dug deep in your pockets and gave what pennies you had .
A lot of our Garforth and District Lions have been volunteering for many, many years and they could always do with some, 'new blood' so if you can spare a little time, please get in touch with them through their Facebook page. As I suspect when the older generation of Lions have come to a time when they need to step down, we'll be minus a fair few.
After we had 'Ooo'd and Ahhh'd at the fireworks, I invited friends and kids back to our house for a, Bonfire Supper of slow cooked Chilli with slow braised beef from Willow Park Farm with Jacket Potatoes from The Green grocers and then lots of gin and sweets.... I think we should celebrate all the fun things in life and this is one of them. It's one of my Hygge (hu-gah) moments. Getting ready for winter, dark nights and cosying up.....drinking Gin has just hopped on Board.
Talking of Gin, I hope Rebecca from The Gin Shack enjoyed her first year Anniversary at Quirky's last Friday too - it's always so good to hear and celebrate a first year in business and Rebecca has worked extremely hard to get this business where it is. Congratulations you lovely supplier of Artisan Gin you.
Today is a random ‘Day of the Year', its Area Code day!
In the beginning of the world with telephones, things were easy. You didn’t even call a number, you just called your operator and asked them to hook you up with someone in your town. Need the Doctor, you could not only ask the operator to connect you with one but ask which one she’d suggest. Eventually, the phone system expanded beyond just local networks and started connecting towns, counties, states, and nations. The first step was putting in a number system so that each person could dial another directly, but then there weren’t enough numbers. Area Code Day celebrates the solution that has become a part of our everyday existence ever since.
Our love Guest Blogger, Linda will be back next week – Linda has had a few balls to juggle this week. But she's looking forward to being back next week
Next week is Anti Bullying week – Be kind to the people you know and smile at the people you don’t. Don’t make judgement on what you don’t know or understand about someone.
I have had bulling in this job and as much as I can brush some of it off, I’m still a human being. As an adult you have to rise above it before it eats you up, I’m also a great believer in what goes around comes around; and to be honest someone not being very nice about you, just makes me be even kinder to every individual I meet as I would never want anyone to feel unnecessarily sad.
Bully/* use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone) The behaviour is often repeated and habitual.
Polska Fest this Saturday at Garforth Library
On Sunday, St Mary's Church will hold a remembrance service, starting at 3pm should you wish to attend
And on Sunday at 12 noon Garforth in Bloom will dedicate 2 mins silence for the world and peace along with WPF candles for everyone at the Garforth in Bloom's Diamond Jubilee Garden, World Peace Flame. We would be delighted if you could join us, thank you, bless you.
May all beings be at peace.
Well done Garforth in Bloom for the beautiful knitted poppies, sometimes things don’t need too many words
Looking forward to seeing the proposed changes to Enhance Dental's Exterior work – there plan is to make it look more aesthetically pleasing.
BE KIND, it's easier than being mean
Until next week........
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?