Sally Bendall

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Sally Bendall girl about leedsAll About Sally



Hiya!  I’m Sally Bendall, Girl About Leeds. I’m mum to 3 kids and 2 dogs, and a Software Test Engineer by trade. I am Leeds born and bred, a true Loiner, and I love the city and everything that it has to offer. Leeds is a dynamic, fast moving city and there is always something new going on.


My favourite place in Leeds? The Town Hall.  A beautiful building with fantastic architecture, rich history and home to international events as well as local independent fairs and festivals.


I live in Horsforth in the North West of Leeds, an area that has a thriving café culture and lots of independent businesses that make it very easy for me to #supportlocal. I’m very lucky to be so close to so many green spaces, the River Aire, the Leeds-Liverpool canal and Rodley Nature Reserve are in easy walking distance, and it’s just a short drive to the Yorkshire Dales.


We usually have a couple of family trips to the Lakes, the Dales or the Peak District each year, so I’m always on the look-out for recommendations for dog-friendly places to stay in the UK.  You can follow my little Dog Squad on instagram here

10 Random Facts About Me

  1. I love to travel and I am lucky enough to have sailed from Southampton to New York on the QE2 and to flown the transatlantic flight home on Concorde.
  2. I met my husband at work at First Direct and we got married in Leeds Town Hall.
  3. My favourite films are the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World franchise, I adore everything dinosaur related, and I regularly take the children to visit the Natural History Museum. It’s one of the best places in the world.
  4. I don’t have a middle name. My Dad used to say it was because we couldn’t afford one. (Dads huh?!!)
  5. I passed my driving test when I was 17 and got stopped by the police twice on that same day. (Nothing that I had done wrong!)
  6. I love dressing up and I have a loft full of fancy dress outfits and accessories.  My favourite? Star Wars Stormtrooper.
  7. I have a tattoo with a symbol that represents each of the songs that I used to sing my children to sleep with.
  8. I can whistle with my fingers at almost 100 decibels.
  9. In my early 20’s I went travelling around Europe in a campervan. I absolutely loved it and would like to do it again.
  10. I’m mad about Disney Pixar and I firmly believe that the first 8 minutes of the movie ’Up’ is the most beautiful love story ever committed to film.