Snakes, broken toes and yummy cupcakes!

It’s been a crazy few weeks the last few weeks, lots going on with work and life in general, now John and I are preparing for a lovely few days off and a trip to Madrid for my lovely friends wedding.

Very strange title to the blog I know, but it will all make sense! Starting with Friday night and “toe-gate”. I am now walking like I’ve aged about sixty years due to stubbing and breaking my toe on the sofa. Very bruised and in pain but I am hoping some lovely Spanish sun will help!

This weekend we went to a lovely little craft fair at the Memorial Hall in Cleethorpes, it was free to attend but there was a collection box for their charities (The Pink Rose Suite, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund and the Sick Children’s Trust at Sheffield Children’s Hospital). The Lion Learners were there and John’s kids (and me) loved holding some of their fluffy and not so fluffy creatures, including a snake, tortoise, guinea pig, rabbits and lizard, I passed on holding the giant Millipede! Was lovely to see all the different stalls and also pick up some cupcakes from Chocadoodledo (@chocadoodledo.grimsby) who are based on Freeman Street Market, they were delicious!

I love events like this and I’ll continue to try and attend them but will certainly post any I come across on my Facebook page.

This week has also been Humber Business Week so as part of my day-job I attended a number of events, during one of these Joanne Smedley spoke and mentioned there are over 12,000 SME’s in the Humber. Which is quite fitting with this week being FiverFest.

FiverFest is an event run by Totally Locally (our branch being @TotallyLocallyNEL). The idea is to encourange people to spend at least £5 a week in their local stores and businesses.

I love local and will always try my best to spend locally where possible. In Grimsby and Cleethorpes you can get access to lots of local businesses via places like Arttopia, Original Emporium, Freeman Street Market etc. and if you search the hashtags #Cleethorpes and #Grimsby you will also find out about lots of other local businesses, I know I have.

I love the passion and comradery that is going on with FiverFest and in general for small businesses at the moment. Everyone pulling together and helping each other to succeed! I hope this vibe keeps going, the more we support our local businesses the more it brings into our town.

I’m going to go and get ready for my hols, hope you all have a lovely week!

G x

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