Today's, 'Day of the Year' is Pastry Day. We're certainly lucky to have good quality pastries from all of our cafe's and wonderful artisan bakery Dumouchel! Pop in tomorrow and make up for today #pastryday
Are we on countdown? Are you looking forwrd to spending time with friends and family, feeding the recycling bin with yummy wrapping paper and cardboard and tins of all things drunk! Lots of great ways to think about getting as much out of all that extra food this year, this is a page I use a lot and it's really quite helpful.
http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/ - scroll down the page to find the, Food Waster Busting recipes section, it’s cool!
One more week left in school and then… Holidays start
Make snow with your kids at home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ23ebniqnk and a few other fun Christmas crafts with Sunny, Life Hack for Kids expert
#FGS (for goodness sake)
After all the hard work of our lovely volunteers at Garforth in Bloom, it was sad to hear that a plant or two has been lifted from their new bed at Garforth Station Car park, and lifted in a way, as to be Re-planted elsewhere…. Come on people, these plants are paid for by people within the community or, 'The Friends of Garforth in Bloom’ and they help pay for them… SO STOP with the thieving from your own doorstep!
Listen out for posts about Anna our local resident who is getting Garforth Film Club off the ground, with the first showing on 17th December, she will be on Radio Leeds next week promoting it – I will keep you posted
DON’T MISS OUT - BUY TICKETS TONIGHT
I’ve had some fun filming this week in Sweetshakes and Cielo telling you all about their fabulous businesses and what's on offer coming up to Christmas, you will see Cielo on Monday after my next FB Live session. DOn't worry if you haven't caught up with them, can catch up with all the videos on my YouTube page
GARFORTH ARTS FESTIVAL 2017
There is more information to come in the new year about what this year’s GAF will bring, but after a meeting I attended on Monday with GAF and our great foodie businesses, all I can say at this stage is…. It could be pretty damn marvellous #watchthisspace
# MIG (Mum in Garforth)
After months of dealing with sleep deprivation and reflux, things with baby T are finally getting easier like they said it would. I now have a small amount of time and brain space to devote to something other than running a household and keeping a three month old alive (and happy).
I've spent some of this time making Christmas wreaths for friends and family. I like it because it's festive and creative and makes me really pay attention and look around for plants and inspiration on my walks with baby T.
I've put some how-to's and ideas on wreath-making on my Facebook page (@garforthkitchenchristine) so please do take a look. I also have a few that are available to buy for £20 if you like them but not able to make one yourself.
You can also find me on Twitter and Instagram on @garforthkitchen.
Tonight from 6pm - 8pm
Mr & Mrs B and The Gin Shack have teamed up this weekend to come together at Boutique Beauty, 32 Lidgett Lane
You can join them tonight with fabulous Gin and Wine gift sets, hampers and a Gin Fizz on arrival followed by some sparkle of course.
With other lovely crafty gifts from Lubylu, Mini moos handmade luxury and also some lovelies from Dulcie Butterfly.
Not forgetting for the men in your life the gift sets from Mr B's Beard Care, shaving sets, Beard and Moustache grooming and well why not combine that with some Booze from The Gin Shack in his own pick and mix gifts. xx
If you must xmas gift shop do it in Style whilst getting advice on the gin in your wife..... I mean life
Mrs B x
If you’re not able to make tonight, then on Sunday.......
'An Afternoon with The Gin Shack on Sunday 11th from 12.00- 4.00pm'
As well as gin and wine galore there will of course be goodies from the scrumptiously smelling Lubylu, the delightfully crafty Mini moos hand made luxury and the ever bonkers yet fabulous Dulcie Butterfly has some gifts with us also.
Never forgetting the Dashing Mr B's Beard Care with his pick and mix, shave, beard/moustache grooming gift sets and well god damn it just more booze of course.
I will be there too of course wearing my best cocktail hat. Well how else does one attend a Gin event??
We hope you can join us, no pressure selling just relaxed drinks and pottering.
Card and cash payments available as always
Mrs B xx
Don’t forget the Garforth in Bloom Christmas Fair tomorrow at The Welfare Hall as mentioned with it’s poster in last week’s blog – from 10am-12pm
Did you know you can now purchase Parlington Christmas Cards at Sweetshakes! Helps the steering group #saveparlington with their campaign.
I hope you have been enjoying, The Pied Piper for all of you who went along, I hear it’s been a great success.
Absolutely Fabulous open their doors again tomorrow at 10.00am go and meet the new Manager Paula and the team. They have been making some changes inside too, so do pop in
This week is was decision day for Dominoes! As the application has had several, very good objections to its arrival, if they can't make a decision, it may go to panel where councillors and people who have submitted comments, can attend! I’ll wait for my invite
Proposed plans were sent to residents living near East Garforth train station this week, due to so many complaints and ongoing letters to local Councillors and Leeds City Council and, from what I believe a fair few failed attemps over recent years to come up with a plan where all residents can agree, here is a copy of LCC last attempt sort out the parking problem. It has been said there will be a window for school drops off (and I don’t mean chucking your kids through one!)
It's not the best of pictures, but the red is Woodlands Drive and the blue is, proposed residential permit parking
WHATS ON NEXT WEEK; until then............
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?