Your learn something everyday........
History of Kiss A Ginger Day
Kiss A Ginger Day was established in 2009 by Derek Forgie as part of a Facebook group, intended to offset the far less fun Kick A Ginger Day that takes place in November. After the events of this aggressive event, gingers everywhere were tormented and assaulted in schools all over the world.
Redheads are some of the rarest expressions of genetics in the world, true red only being present in 1-2% of the population.
The first week of the year has truly passed, it doesn’t take long to get back into the daily routines, and as mentioned last week about not liking January, I’m counting the days until the end is here.
Our local shops, hair salons and beauticians can suffer a little in January. Lack of funds and rubbish weather stops people going for anything they deem as luxury or going out in the cold. But this month is really the time we all need some ME time. A good cup of coffee, a little cake perhaps and a little pamper that doesn’t cost the earth. Our salons have some fabulous and affordable deals on – take a look http://www.themaindeal.co.uk/make-me-beautiful.html even the gents amongst us can also eat cake, get away with it and run to, Beauty and The Beard have a facial, cut throat shave with hot towels or your beard trimmed.
January is a time for getting things organised. Where am I going on holiday, let’s give those clothes I’ve kept for years out to the charity, let’s sort out my underwear draw and the #thomboys bedrooms…. Well, let’s take it one step at a time..
Think about getting things booked in this month – kennels, holidays, pampers, organising parties or even your wedding; If you were lucky and got engaged over the Christmas period – all you have to do is ask me and I can help too firstname.lastname@example.org
On to sunnier ideas.................
Its going to be an AWESOME JULY
July is going to be a blast in Garforth – just leading up to the summer holidays, we can party locally with all this, set to come
Sunday 7th July – Garforth & District Lions Gala
Saturday – 14th Garforth Feastival and Later Live – Now all one day, so we can support G Fest
Saturday 21st G Fest with local volunteers in aid of St Gemma’s – Tickets will be shouted about soon
Saturday 25th Garforth Tigers Rugby Gala
All the above events are run by local people who volunteer to make good things happen in our community – we rock Garforth
More information to be released in the not too distant future - follow them
What else is coming up
Sunday 21st January 1.00pm to 3.30pm – Retro Gaming Afternoon at Cielo
With 10 retro gaming pods with hundreds of retro games to play from NES, SNES, Mega Drive, N64 and PlayStation 1.
£3 entry per person
Tuesday 23rd January -0 09.30am – 12.00 Business Planning for SME’s – at Cielo
Meet for networking and refreshments from 9.30am to start at 10.00am.
You may have been asked for a Business Plan from an investor or finance provider, or you may want one for yourself, because you want to be clear about where you are going in your business.
What should you include in a Business Plan?
What period should you cover and in what detail?
Words that explain your strategic goals
Numbers and appendices to support your strategy
Delivered to you by Jo Tomlinson a qualified accountant and growth coach.
Jo has a small pro-active accountancy practice in Garforth. After working for 20 years in industry, Jo felt she could add value to small businesses who needed more than just their tax return filling in.
Eight years on, Jo has an ever-growing client base and a team of 10. The clear majority of new clients come from referrals and this, Jo believes, is down to two things:
1. "If we give our clients the support and advice they need to achieve their dreams and goals, they will grow, and when they grow, they will need more of our services, and tell their friends and colleagues about us."
2. "To get the best service level and value for money, you should purchase services from a business who is large enough to provide all the services you need and has the experience and qualifications to give you the confidence that they can deliver the quality of service you expect, and small enough to care about each and every one of our clients."
Tickets are £10 including networking, cake and refreshments.
If you should have require any further information or have any queries then please e-mail email@example.com or call 0113 2864486
A short walk from Garforth Train Station or free car parks off Main Street, Garforth
Tickets are non-refundable, tickets available from
Thursday 25th January – Wedding Open Evening at Holiday Inn 7.00pm – 9.00pm
We have our Wedding Open Evening every last Thursday of the month. Why not come along and see one of our suites set up as a Wedding Breakfast, and speak to our events team about holding your big day with us.
What’s the plan?
Lidl is back on the wagging tongues this week, with new signs and the supermarket nearly looking finished. And the information released about the night time road closures from 22nd January from 10 pm to 6am for 2 nights and then scheduled again from 12th February from 10pm – 6am.
Therefore, i don't think it won’t be long thereafter, and right at the start of spring we will see their doors open to the public.
I’m looking forward to shopping at a different supermarket, exciting to see if I can buy a tin of beans and a trumpet!
Have a lovely weekend, next week is set for more colder weather – get your thermals out Garforth
But be happy, Dumouchel is back open next week
Until next week .......
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?