Like we ever need a special day to eat it! Go on, be off with you, eat some chocolate today - it says so
A mixed week at TMD HQ this week, but as usual it’s always busy...It was nice to receive my eldest #thomboys SATS results this week, proving that all his hard work and determination paid off. Not looking forward to the youngest #thomboy coming up to year 6, hoping the pressure is off by the time he does them!
I'm ready for the summer break... you? Well we know the teachers are #hatsoff to all our teachers
Looking forward to Social Media training with Garforth Dental next week and The lovely team at The Smile Cupboard. This training session not only helps members, how to use social media but how it works and how best to use it. It’s about the understanding and using it in ways they may not have thought about, you will be surprised how many people use Twitter or Facebook but don’t actually fully understand it from a business perspective. It’s only when you’re shown do you understand; like most things in life!
We will also a new member next week, www.facebook.com/homewardhoundslodgesandwalks - check out this new dog walking service being offered locally
I believe last week’s TAKETHAT Live concert at The Welfare Hall was fantastic, a full house and lots of dancing and a few glasses of vino – I saw a video! As mentioned last week, TAKETHATLIVE will be back with other ideas later in the year.
I always think it's great that we can do these things in Garforth, we can have night out and enjoy local, we now have more on offer than ever before and I don't need to tell you, but when our local businesses put on good things and you go, the more they will do, bringing more and perhaps even bigger and better each time - remember, you shape our town.
Great to hear Garforth on Radio Leeds this week talking to a few familiar voices in Garforth including our lovely Carol from Garforth in Bloom about our wonderful YARNBOMBING up Selby Road. If you want to see it all properly, go and park in the Gaping Goose, stop in for a glass or two and then take a walk down to look at all the yarn bombing that took local volunteers an age to put all together - it's truly fabulous
Nice to have seen tweets and pictures of, Prince Harry in Leeds this week raising awareness for Mental Health – i love a royal, but love our young new generation, Royals they seem to be changing how things are done, moving with the times. #goharry for raising such an important matter which needs to matter to people that don't understand.
#MIG (mother in Garforth)
Childminding in Garforth
I’m not going back to work yet, but as first birthdays in our playgroup are fast approaching, many other mums I’ve met are getting ready to return to work. Which means I get to hear from them the joys and challenges of sorting out childcare – hurrah!
If you’re looking for a childminder in Garforth, check out Little Bunnies Childminding – my lovely friend Sam is in the process of registering with Ofsted and is on track to open her doors in September in time for the school year. She’s a qualified midwife, is fantastic with kids (just ask my little man, he’ll tell you), and is one of the kindest people I know. Interested? Check out her Facebook page and get in touch with her if you have any questions.
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Until next week,
Find me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @mumingarforth.
#WOTS ( haven't had this in for a while - word on the street)
Lidl – A few weeks pass and then people question as to whether Lidl is ever coming – Mark Dobson spoke to them last week and they’re pushing to get Caddick Developers on site asap
Nice to hear the release of information about the company, Odeon being the cinema coming to Thorpe Park, it will be a 10 screen cinema promising the latest in new technology and a fantastic experience! Development of the cinema and leisure complex has started this week, due to open Autumn 2018. Just wondering what they mean when they mention a further 5 high street leisure operators are also close to securing space at Thorpe Park’ I wonder who these will be, with it being leisure? I expect evenings and weekends we will see our younger generation heading off this way and it will be great for families to have somewhere closer to go for leisure facilities. I can just see it now though! Mums and Dad’s being Taxi services from Garforth to Colton – Mmmm, maybe this could be an idea one of our taxi companies could run!!
There is news of a consultation meeting regarding a proposed new crematorium to be developed at the back of Garforth Golf Range, so if you are interested hearing more, please do attend
Proposed Crematorium Consultation Event
· Hosted by Barwick-in-Elmet and Scholes Parish Council
This event is not been organised by Barwick and Scholes Parish Council. We are only making the public aware.
Whats on this weekend?
It's #GINFRIDAY at Quirky Ales - first Friday of every month
Garforth Arts Feastival is nearly there with 1 week to go…. We held a meeting this week in the library to finalise a few details and discuss what else is needed to do, off the list.
All is looking good and tickets are nearly sold out for the LaterLIve event at Quirky’s. Pride and Produce are also sold out for their evening event but you can still book tables at Station House Café - book in to avoid disappointment 0113 286 6322 and also La Bella Vita 0113 287 2244
Keep following the Facebook, Twitter page and website www.garforthfeastival.co.uk to keep updated with the last week and the countdown to next Saturday #prayforgoodweather
Right, I'm off this afternoon to GLPA’s Summer Fayre; how does the come round so quickly?
Until Next week.........................................
Please note - THERE WILL BE NO BLOG DURING AUGUST
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth 20 years ago; you may have seen me around ?