Cold Cuts day! I’m sure this is referring to meats and not a cut that has gone cold; what a day that would be, anyway whilst we’re on the subject, they do some splendid Charcuterie at The Station House and you can buy it by the slices to take away… yum
Enjoy your cold cuts!
I had a fun morning with the Thomboy who needed my creative skills in a Stay and Learn session in his class this morning, the one thing I’ve learnt is, I can’t Build a Boat and he wanted me to Stay : ( But doing this job allows me to be flexible; bending over backwards in lots of ways
Well the talk of Garforth has been all about the opening of Mr Weather and Mr Spoon, I hear Traders have been invited along with our local Councillors to go in for trial night, so I’m sure you will hear more about it before their officially opening on Tuesday.
On Saturday I visited Augustus Court on their 1 year Birthday celebrations. They have come so far in this first year and have reason to celebrate as they are in the finals for …. Award. They had a plan of 2 years to fill the 58 rooms, but alone in this first year, they’re nearly at full capacity. The home is proving so popular as not only is it luxurious but the team who look after the residents are so good, work well and they really do bend over backwards for to give it that home from home feel.
Congratulations Augustus on your one year Anniversary
Surprise through the door!
Well if you haven’t seen on my social media sites already, this lovely little letter came through the door this week, congratulating and informing me that I have been nominated for an, Inspirational Women of the Community Award as part of Leeds City Councils Celebrating Women in Achievement campaign. I will be heading off to Victoria Hall next week, 8th March which in turn is, International Women’s day - apparently, we have the power to change the world! Good strap line.
I’ve always been a woman who thinks that both sexes bring a lot to this world and controversially I don’t think we can be equal (on everything) However, I quite love Woman’s Day, it’s something to consider.
We are inspired by incredible women every day. Women who are raising kids and building businesses. Women who are hiring their neighbours and transforming communities. Women like you, or your mother, daughter, sister or friend.
This International Women’s Day, we are proud to take the #PledgeForParity because we know first-hand that empowered women can change the world. When women are treated as equals, they do more for their families and communities than we can imagine. Be a part of our celebration of amazing women around the world and right here at home.
Tuesday evening was our 6th Garforth Hour LIVE event with our lovely hosts Pride and Produce. After an already long day shift, Gary and Sarah kindly opened their doors to greet our Tuesday Tweeters, who are local businesses within the Garforth Community and surrounding area. The idea of our live nights is to let the people who tweet, greet each other in an informal setting. By hosting a LIVE event it means as a business other local people come to you, and usually local businesses haven’t stepped into other local businesses before. Pride and Produce were wonderful giving everyone Coffee and Tea and supplying them with scrummy pancakes with all the trimmings.
Thierry Dumouchel was also there and he brought some lovely raspberry and strawberry almond cakes; Just in case P&P’s Crepes were crap…. Love a bit of local business banter.
#MIG (mum in garforth)
Keeping active with Bumps and Babes
I'll admit, I was a bit concerned about how having a baby would change my body, especially since I've had some struggles with my weight in the past.
To help keep me active during my pregnancy, I started going to the Aquanatal class run by Bumps and Babes. It's run by two midwives, Shelley and Sharon, so they have lots of knowledge and experience working with mums and mums-to-be. The class was held locally at Garforth Holiday Inn.
I really enjoyed the classes and met lots of nice people. I liked feeling weightless in the water and it helped keep me moving until baby T arrived.
After he was born and I got the all-clear from the GP, I started going to the Bumps and Babes Fit Mummies class (held at Garforth Premier World Fitness). It's eased me back into a fitness routine, and being able to exercise with baby T in a sling is great. The group of mums that go are really nice as well.
And you know what? Because I kept active, I'm already starting to feel like my old self again, so there was no need to worry in the first place.
If you're looking for exercise tailored towards the needs of mummies and mummies to be, you should definitely check out Bumps and Babes. They also run other classes such as baby massage and baby swimming. Visit www.bumpsandbabes-yorkshire.co.uk and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @mumingarforth.
#WOTS (word on the street)
FYI, the Aagrah has released this statement
Aagrah Garforth food samples tested clear outbreak not linked to Aagrah Food
Environmental Health Leeds investigating the outbreak of last month’s cases of illness have confirmed that the food samples tested from Aagrah Garforth have tested clear and are not linked to the outbreak.
Environment Health Leeds (EHL) and Public Health England are still conducting their investigation to determine the cause. At this point there is insufficient evidence to conclude the reason of the outbreak, one possibility being viral, has not been ruled out.
Aagrah’s greatest priority is to ensure the safety of all of the food we serve, and to maintain customer’s confidence.
The safety of our customers and integrity of our food supply has always been our highest priority. We use fresh ingredients in order to serve our customers the highest-quality, best-tasting food we can. If there are opportunities to do better, we will push ourselves to find them and enhance our already high standards for food safety.
The company has a stringent health and safety policy including:
• H&S and Food Hygiene
• In house fully qualified H&S officer
• Up to date HACCP system
• Inspections by independent Health and safety officer
• Full traceability of all our food products
Manager Wasim Aslam said “we are delighted the food samples have tested clear, we are grateful to all our loyal customers who showed support and faith in Aagrah by continuing to dine with us during the investigating period”.
Further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
THINGS TO DO
Please note this Sunday, Petite Flea have their Children’s market on at the Holiday inn
Please also note next Wednesday the Shout about Garforth ZINE workshop with our lovely twins, from Buttercrumble in Garforth will be hosting in the Library.
Find out more here https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/GGLJDL Free Event
I am working closely with our library and sharing all the events and days activities that go on. WE are very lucky to have such a wonderful space here on our doorstep and I will share as much information as possible as a community, we need to use this space for what's it's intended for; not just for renting a book
You can now follow our local library on Twitter https://twitter.com/GarforthOSCLib
or email them for details on anything you see GarforthLibrary@leeds.gov.uk
Until next week............ Keep using local and and make it matter
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth 20 years ago; you may have seen me around ?