#snowday and then another and then another; don't think I'll put a picture up of snow, I think we've seen enough already! But we have to learn to love them and not loathe them. I always pray that if we’re going to get some snow, do it properly, dump a load so we can go sledging; which we did, and build a snowman.woman.cat; which we did. Yes, we built a cat, lying on the floor, so much easier to mould the snow that was really hard to mould! So a sleeping cat we did… No, there are no pictures, I didn’t say it was a successful snowcat!
Sadly, when the schools decide to shut we have a heap of people snowing on, sorry, moaning on, and on, and on, and on about how awful it is that schools shut and back in their day they had bombs coming down and still went to school - yes someone actually said this!
The thing is, we’re in 2018 not 1941 and schools really don’t want to shut, do they? They have things in place if our children are late twice in one week, so they are never going to close the schools on a whim. Decisions are made on circumstances and mainly taken from a safety aspect, one being, are there enough staff in to keep our children safe? I don’t suppose safety was considered back then when bombs, ‘may’ have been dropping from the air! So when our schools close, we must respect and have a better understanding, and it's for a really good reason.
We will never been truly geared up for horrendous snow conditions, we’re not Canada who know year on year, the snow comes, stays and you can drive a bus through the middle of a 40ft snow wall. Do you think our local council or government would pay out for more resources that would sit in a shed for months and possibly years just in case we have bad snowfall? We certainly need to be thankful that Leeds City Council were working round the clock with their gritters making sure all major roads in and out of towns were gritted.
Most businesses are understanding when time is taken off because schools close, and I know, not always an easy task, especially if you’re in an industry where your job means you have to care for people’s well-being. Let’s hope spring is on the way, who knows, next week the new Mac might be out and the winter coat can be put away for another year #hereshoping Stay safe this weekend.
Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday 11th March, look local first – We have so much on offer locally. Here are few hints, tips and ideas;
I’m waiting to hear if our Restaurants and Café’s will be doing something special for Mother’s Day, so I will update as soon as I know. Station House have come back to say unfortunately, they won’t be doing anything for Mothers Day #sadface
Tonight is GIN Friday at Quirky Ales – these Fridays do come round quick. Let’s hope the weather conditions are kind; I believe Rebecca has mentioned skiing down if it’s necessary – so please, do make the same effort!
Tomorrow at St Benedict's, there is a Baby and Children's Preloved and Craft event, starting at 10.30am - 12.00pm
Craft stall selling some lovely Unique handmade gifts and stalls will also be selling some Quality preloved items for you babies and children - worth a visit if you have a little one.
Thursday 8th March – Business Works - Free Workshop
Business Works will be attending this Yorkshire Ladies Event from Wetherby Race Course – Jo Tomlinson will be talking from 11.30 – 12.15 on Perfect Pricing for Profitability– not to be missed
YORKSHIRE LADIES LINKS INVITES YOU TO JOIN BUSINESS WORKS FOR A BUSINESS WORKSHOP SESSION
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Perfect Pricing for Profitability
“How much should we charge for our goods and services?” is a question we get asked regularly. In this workshop we will look at different ways of pricing for goods and services.
Are you charging the perfect price, or discounting and ending up working for nothing?
Click on Business Works Website you can click on all their events and onto this event next week - so book on http://www.businessworksuk.co.uk/events/
Hearing news of a new Pet shop soon to be open in Garforth, not sure of location yet, but as soon as I know, I will let you know.
Some of you are wondering what is happening to Garforth Beds and a fair few things have been mentioned – we will hopefully have some news on this in a few weeks
A few people have also asked about some possible rumours about RK Harris and again, news may come in a couple of weeks
Along with Pride and Produce – all will be revealed soon
Lidl is said to be opening it’s doors on the 5th April
Look out Spring, some things are changing
As the #thomboys have been off most of this week, I have been writing the blog in the evenings – juggle, juggle, a bit of time out has been great. Typing, Gin and Pringles and a bit of Peace and Quiet
Have a good week and I do hope, next week gets back to normal
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?