Happy St Patrick's Day
What do you do.... actually, If you're a true Irish person, you're not reading this as you're already on the Guinness, have a great day celebrating the good things.
As well as St Patricks Day, it’s also World Sleep Day – now this is my kind of day! I could easily be sponsored to do this… now the question is, do I continue to write the blog or go to sleep? Zzzzz
#MOG (Moaners Of Garforth)
I see people have been complaining on social media, this week, as they do! Love that people can say what they like behind blue light yet if they were asked to stand up on a stage in front a load of strangers would they truly say how they feel?
Most of the information or annoyances as and will always be about the negatives living in Garforth; to be fair I don't come across many! I find this very frustrating, where do people think we live? In a gated community in the middle of Johannesburg ? Hey, stuff goes on, some we like, some we don’t but if we keep shouting about some of the rubbish things that happen then seem worse because everybody is shouting and sharing about it STOP AND THINK. Just imagine if more people shouted about the really good things that go on in Garforth and how good the place we live really is!
To give you some of the great things we need to shout about MORE
We have a fair amount of green space to play (yes, more would be nice)
We have 3 fairly new parks
We have a skate park
We have a healthy high street
We have so many volunteering groups that make living in Garforth easier and creating a pleasant place to be, such as;
Garforth in Bloom,
Garforth Neighbourhood Planning Forum,
Garforth Flood Group
Garforth & District Lions Club
Great local Churches doing great things
We have a great police community that keeps us up to date with what’s going on, so we can all be more vigilant and aware of the idiots!
And If you don’t fully know what our local businesses are offering, or you have a perception about what you think we don't have, then you’re not following The Main Deal enough : )
Get championing our town and not dissing it; where does negativity get anyone?
SAVE PARLINGTON has been prevalent on social media and on Main Street last Saturday. The steering group for this have to be patted on the back for such steely determination and for telling us, the local community all about it and the impact it will have on Garforth should it go ahead. You have up until the 27th March to object
Copy and paste the links
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CINEMA SHOUT OUT...
Have you booked in for this Saturdays ‘Song of the Sea’ with Garforth Film?. This is run by a local person who really wants to make this community come together through film, but like anything, it needs our support. The Thomboys and my Mum are going. it's only cost me £10 and they put on refreshments, including fabulous cakes to buy; and popcorn , and it local at St Benedict's Church Hall from 2pm
Currently there are only 6 family tickets left (cheaper together)
and then 4 adult and 11 children tickets left
Support the good of Garforth and purchase your tickets today.
No Blog from our lovely #MIG this week, back next week, but you can always follow Christine (great name) on her social Media Posts under
Next Sunday is Mothers Day and Garforth have it covered
Keep following on here or our social media pages for all the packages, offers and deals being offered, just for your Mum
Chocolate, Gin, Flowers, Hair & Beauty, Lunch or Dinner..... You can buy it locally
More events been added this week
Copy and paste the link into facebook for all 39 of them
Don't miss out on all the great local things going on from
2 Car Boot Sales, Gin evenings, 1st birthday celebrations, music gigs, cheese and wine evening, Gifts and Food, First Aid Courses, Accounts workshops, Choir singing, Library activities, Special Food Events, Grand National events, A Mad Hatters Tea Party , Charity Football match....
Tomorrow at The Welfare Hall with Garforth Neighbourhood Planning Forum
Monday 20th - Gymophobics launches - go along from 7pm
Katy Marchant our local Olympic Bronze medallist will also be there
REad here http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/east-leeds-gym-is-on-track-for-launch-with-help-from-cyclist-katy-1-8439243
For further information, visit the www.gymophobics.co.uk website or ring 0113 345 1919
If you don't open your eyes to what's on our doorstep, you may be missing out
Until next week..............
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?