Smile Power Day is the perfect excuse to shine your pearly whites and show off those dimples. And no, a smiley face or an emoticon won’t do! Not today, at least. The smile is a symbol of happiness and vitality, a beacon of hope and an expression of emotion. So just for today, drop the ‘:)’ texts and flash them a real smile. Nobody knows who came up with the idea of dedicating a whole 24 hours to the involuntary contraction of the zygomatic major muscle, but one thing is certain: we’re the only creatures on the planet that can do it. Whether fate smiled upon you or not, you can always find a good reason to smile. So grin from ear to ear, look on the bright side and smile your troubles away, just like the great Dr. Seuss suggested: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
A Friend of a Friend
What a great morning at Friend of Friend Networking meeting at Cielo. I met some really nice people, a mixture of local people and local businesses. You can see my little talk, which will give you some hints and tips of how best t use social media as a small business. A bit of understanding sometimes helps
Turn the sounds up a little so you can hear my dulcet tones
Yesterday - Alzheimer’s coffee and cake - What a fabulous day yesterday (minus the wind) that caused me some havoc – greenhouse blew over and soil pipe broke away – but besides that we had a wonderful lunchtime, eating cake which was kindly donated by Dumouchel and we drank lovely Tea and Coffee whilst creating some #garforthrocks – we had a laugh, we chatted, we created, we listened to music – all the good things to keep our minds active. We raised £61 + £15.25 in gift aid from just 2 hours of coffee and cake and it’s all going to the Alzheimer’s society -
Look what fun we had!
Celebrating local businesses
Some of you will have seen that Pease are celebrating 100 years on the 14th July - ONE HUNDRED YEARS, that's amazing for any business to achieve this longevity in a business, but more importantly an independent business that has a fabulous track record of family owners taking on the business, decade after decade. May the Pease family continue to be forever, in Garforth.
As well as giving £100 every month to customers, they will be celebrating BIG, on Saturday 14th July
'We are asking local businesses to donate raffle prizes to raise money for St Gemma’s Hospice and Alzheimer’s Society.
Hopefully the sun will be out and Pease of Garforth with the community’s help can raise a lot for these 2 charities.
Lots going on on the day , please like and share to keep up to date with things happening at Pease’s.
It’s also the community festival on Main Street so let’s make a great day and raise lots of money!!!!!'
As The Main Deal, I have donated 3 months membership, what could you offer as a raffle prize?
We will also see Cielo celebrating 10 years on Main Street on the 14th July (it's all happening in Garforth) Again 10 years for an independent business, especially Cielo with such a good ethos behind their business, the more we drink, buy coffee and tuck into their new lunch time menu, the more they can just keep giving. A social enterprise company at it's best - watch out for their event on the evening of the 14th July when their Acoustic Night goes large. Tickets on sale at the counter.
14th July is going to be great on Main Street, With Garforth Feastival market Stalls and celebrations and music; we just have to pray for good weather #everythingcrossed Garforth
Tonight Gin Friday at Quirky Ales from 6pm
Tonight - Ninelands Summer Fair from 6pm
Sunday 17th June - Fathers Day
Sadly, I didn't love my Dad, but the #thomboys adore there's and I look forward to celebrating all my husband's hard work, time, energy and love he has for our family with a lovely day out on Sunday. Everyone deserves a bit of me time, and my husband deserves this more than anyone, as he allows us as a family to be able to do lots of things
Buy local for your Dad this Fathers Day, eat local, drink local and the sun is set to shine. - Start with buying him Breakfast to take away from Freshly Made on Aberford Road, open from 9am - get your orders in 0113 287 3896
Until next week
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?