So, in the hope of getting to know my local community better, and with the aim of that worthy but vague notion of “giving something back”, I ventured to the Headingley Heart centre to find out more about my local neighbourhood network OWLS – Older, Wiser Local Seniors – and their volunteer opportunities.
In the hope of making a success of Dry January without going stir crazy with boredom, we decided to try Roxy Lanes on Bond Street. The four lanes plus bar venture opened last year, and is a self professed “unique space” offering craft ale, food, beer pong and of course, ten-pin bowling.
Tucked away up several flights of stairs, this place is definitely worth the effort.
Yesterday started my journey in the new, at the perhaps unususal destination of Wing Lee Hong supermarket on Vicar Lane. I say unusual in that I never thought this quest would involve a shop, never mind something as pedestrian as a supermarket. However, after days drooling over these home-made pot noodles I was in need of an ingredients haul.
Instead of making resolutions about never eating crisps again (not going to happen), going to the gym four times a week (because that works on night shifts…) or taking my makeup off every night (sleep is usually a much better option), inspired by my stepsister’s efforts last year with more meaningful promises, I came up with the following trio: