Lots of local gifts available for Dad locally - Dumouchel have some fabulous Chocolate tools; they look so real
Pop in a bag of fresh roasted coffee with your Father's Day treats from Cielo, by doing so you get a deal too - as with Cielo's offer, every bag of coffee bought you get a free drink! #bonus - Open Sunday too
Pride & Produce - You can pick up some great foody items to create a hamper or purchase some gift vouchers - Open Sunday too
If you're Dad is a sweety fiend, buy him a great sweet treat box at Sweetshakes; maybe he'll share them with you!
Freshly Made Garforth is also open on a Sunday morning - buy your Dad a Full English breakfast and bring it home to his bed! #browniepoints
La Bella Vita will also be open from lunchtime on Sunday - take him to eat locally where you know the food and atmosphere is good
There are also lots of offers in a lot of local eateries this weekend too, Holiday Inn, Miller and Carter etc and of course The Gaping Goose has it's Cider Festival on Saturday; if you want to give your Dad a hangover!
Be surprised what's local ..............
A great sadness for West Yorkshire yesterday with the horrific and sad news of a lady who was just doing a great job.
The good people in the world outway the bad, Jo Cox will always be remembered and worshipped; she will always shine through for what she believed was good
And the life for the man who took a mother, a wife, a daughter a friend and a great campaigner will be hated for the rest of his life.
This week we see more new members
The lovely Calmer by Christine, a lovely lady who offers Holistic Therapy and Therapeutic Counseling
Bryan from East Leeds Printing Service, offering a whole range of print from leaflets to business cards, signs, outdoor banners, placemats for restaurants and vehicle graphics
Also Chocolate Beauty Spa who I visited last week will soon be up on the website. How fabulous is this salon, and how big, what they can offer is fabulous, who needs to book a spa day in 4* Hotel, it's here, in Garforth #watchthisspace
As mentioned, this Saturday, 18th June, see's a 1st - Gaping Goose's first Cider Festival - I have been sharing their choice of Cider's on Facebook all week, there's lots to choose from
It takes place on Saturday 18th June 12pm - 6pm, Top Garage will be opened up selling a range of cask, keg and boxed ciders. There will also be a ladies bar selling bottles of cider and Pimms/Prosecco/Wine. There will be a catering van so you wont get hungry, A few bands and a DJ playing throughout the day. Admission is £3 on gate which will be donated to Garforth Lions. No Dogs and no under 13's please.
Some more dates for your Diary - next Sunday we see the annual Garforth Gala - what are you going dressed up as? - Olympic / Carnival theme this year
#WOTS (Word on the Street)
Check out this great video https://www.facebook.com/GarforthDeli/videos/1741562239391471/
You can also see the event on the 9th July at St Mary's Church, if you want some tickets; please contact Jane Harrison #thegoodofgarforth
I have sent an email to our local Councillors this week asking for their support on Miami, not necessarily Lidl as we know this is more or less in the bag! But the two retail units that come in their plans. I have mentioned before them before as they really concern me. We need the councillors support in order we don’t detract any more footfall from Main Street.
Lidl’s ideas are to put a cheap store in at least one of the retail units, which to me, would be the concern; they sell everything giving a reason for people not to bother with our high street! We ALL need to think of the impact it would have, even a novelty period of interest would do damage to Main Street. With the likes of The Lady Cares going by Christmas, even in this climate some of our traders are struggling - let's hope we get the right support when their proposals are in
BE KIND, it doesn't take much to even just smile at someone you pass
Until next week when our great, Guest Blogger Phil will be back asking you more ............
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?