Today has been glorious, let's hope it's the start of this so called, 'spanish plume' that's supposedly going to send temperatures, soaring our way, over the next 2 weeks...... #bringmesunshine
A great night was had by all at CA Hair Design's open even last Saturday. Great company, lovely food care of Freshly Made, which is great if you're getting your hair done, you can get your lunch or a snack their too. Lots of bubbles in glasses being passed around; perhaps a few too many for my little head ; )
So, it looks like Wetherpsoons have finally been granted planning permission, a lot of you have been waiting patiently, and some not so patiently..... for news as to when it's going to start, well it's a foot in the door for it to move in the right direction. To be honest, I'm not a massive Wetherspoons fan, but I' hoping it will bring the right footfall to Main Street and enhance what's already here as well as giving the old liberal club a much needed face lift. I'm sure even the doubters will go and have a nosey when it's up and open
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We welcome back Christine
A shift to parenthood and local living
Hello again Garforth!
A few weeks ago I was a guest blogger for the Main Deal and shared my interest in keeping healthy and using what’s on our doorstep – there’s lots to be found in Garforth if you’re looking for it! Beautiful places to go outside, lots of activities happening, and plenty of good food!
I’m a 30-something Canadian who’s been living in Garforth for the past two and a half years with my husband. Our first baby is due in just two weeks’ time. It’s strange being so close to such a pivotal moment in our lives – becoming parents for the first time.
Today is my last day at work. Because I work in the city centre and take the train in daily, it’s been convenient for me to do most of my shopping and socialising in Leeds.
That’s about to change in a big way once baby arrives! I’ll be spending most of my time in and around Garforth. I don’t drive at the moment so I’ll be out on foot – a lot – with baby while I’m on my maternity leave. We made sure we got a sturdy pushchair that could withstand some mileage.
I’m already making some changes – last week I had my hair styled with the lovely Stephen Pressley on Main Street instead of going to a salon in town (and he did a better job) and I’ll be visiting one of the beauty salons to treat myself to a pedicure next week since I can’t reach my toes anymore (any recommendations?) Once I get the all-clear from my doctor I’ll be strapping baby into a sling and joining a Bumps and Babes fit-mummy class at Premier Fitness World and checking out some of our nice local cafes with my new mummy friends (mmm think Pride & Produce, Cielio and the Station House).
It will be interesting to see what I miss about going into the city centre. I have a feeling I’ll find what I’m looking for right here in Garforth most of the time. What I know for sure is that you’ll be seeing a lot more of me now – if you see me out and about with bump or baby please come and say hello! Or follow me on Twitter and Instagram @GarforthKitchen.
The Garforth Lions 5th Beer Festival is on tomorrow from 11am-11pm with some great local bands too, enjoy #drinksensibly
Due to Holidays..... a much needed one, the next Blog will be on Friday 2nd September
Be happy, enjoy the sun and check out all the local businesses first - use the search link, at the top right of the page
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?