Happy Sports Relief Day - Watch tonight on BBC 1 from 7.00pm at all the amazing people who have challenged themselves so much to raise money for such wonderful cause.
At school today parents were encouraged to run around school with their children. I did a little skipping to, Double Dutch team in the 80’s me you know; still got it! But boy after running around school a few times and donating money for doing so, I certainly earned my little trip to Dumouchel afterwards for a cinnamon roll…..
I had a nice evening with Gymophobics this week, helping in the celebrations of their first year in business. I can’t believe it’s been a year already! They have such great success stories and these successes are all over the wall for you to see on your way up the stairs to the gym. On Tuesday I watched this amazing and empowering video about how we, as women, should embrace our bodies and not strive for perfection, what is perfection besides other people’s opinions anyway? A touching and very moving story. I also enjoyed a lovely slice of birthday cake and a glass of Prosecco to help in the celebrations. Gymophobics is lovely place to be, with friendly and informative staff helping you on the way, with no opinions, just feel good tips and advice, helping you enjoy fitness and embrace your body.
2 Cakes down this – I’m embracing local
This week I went and had a new treatment. Not something I do very often, but I was intrigued by this treatment, Derma planing that which keep getting bandied about by the Celebs, again, not something I do often; take notice of the celebs, but it was something that seemed right up my street and would help my skin. Not having the best skin in the world, Derma Planing is a treatment that basically removes a layer of skin and hair fuzz with a small blade. I loved it, my skin felt fabulous later, and a few days on I have a new found love for my old products that weren’t working that are now helping improve my skin tone, once again – and don’t just think this is for women, Oh no, plenty of men are having it too – Speak to Jo Baker https://www.facebook.com/JoBakerPermanentMakeup/
Or Call 07495 825 950 Also known as Beauty and the Beard and open until 9pm most evenings
A bit about me...........
I don’t share myself very often; I’m always too busy sharing everyone else.
But from time to time, a fair few people ask how I came up with the idea of, The Main Deal, how did it start, is it my full time job?
20 years ago this year, I came over the Pennines from The Wirral (plastic scouser). People say the Wirral is the posh side of Liverpool, sadly, it really isn’t. It’s no different, we just perhaps finish our words with the appropriate endings, like D and G and not everything with Kkkkkkkk, i've never looked back.
After years of working in Leeds, and then being a stay at home for nearly 10 years, I lived my day differentrly in more ways than one, not only being a new mum, but it these changes that made me release what we had, here in Garforth. So much was on offer on our doorstep, when you have children, you tend to stay local and this in theory, was when my love for local was born. To cut a very long story short, I knew that when the youngest #thomboy was at school I would be slowly kicked, well tickled by the husband to think about going back to work. I knew whole heartily that I wasn't going to be back working in the city again. I wanted to run my own business from home to ultimately be here for my family. Having no other option of child care, I originally started with the small breakfast company called, Good Morning, some of you may remember or even ordered a breakfast online ? Good Morning, bought only local Garforth produce and then sold it as a breakfast, every Sunday morning. It helped local companies and told the community, how good eating local was.
After 18 months of running Good Morning, I knew I could now stretch further with the idea of cross marketing and letting people see local more and not just from the food aspect, we had so much more on offer. I love cooking, I love local and my background is IT, Marketing, Admin and I’m full of crazy ideas, so Good morning was the platform for The Main Deal being born and putting Good Morning to bed …….. 4 years on, I’m just as crazy and slightly mad, but The Main Deal gives me such satisfaction and not many people get that. It allows ideas to flourish, it allows me to do other things in our community and I meet some great local people. Most importantly, I’m building trust and great relationships in the community I love calling my home. #onwardsandupwards with your support too
There are lots of great things on over the Easter Holidays – always check out events on our Facebook page, the library has a few good things going on so do check them out on there.
Lotherton Hall have another new section in their wild life area, with a new Shop – so take your pennies.
Check out these websites to see what else is on over the Easter Break for you and your family
https://www.leeds.gov.uk/childfriendlyleeds - these guys are putting no some great things over the Easter Holidays, so go check them out
Go Ape in Temple Newsam is nearly complete and they will be releasing a date of opening very soon - follow their FB Page https://www.facebook.com/goapetemplenewsam/
Don’t forget to pay a visit to Dumouchel next week. Opening on Wednesday as we get closer to the Easter weekend - Chocolates are a plenty with some of Theirry's fabulous creations #uniqueandlocal
I hear, The Heers are moving home, including their little shop on Fairburn Drive. I will be sad to see them go, a lovely couple who I have always got along with as have my boys. It would be good for someone to take this on still as a convenience store but with may be more on offer such as the fruit and veg that is no longer available! #revamp please, someone.
More news to come when I return on Garforth Parish Council - where it's all at!
Last blog before the Easter Holidays – back on Friday 20th April
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?