Celebrating young superheroes

If you missed Claire‘s Facebook Live, which was part of an event celebrating National Superhero Day on  Tuesday 28 April, it’s not too late to catch up with it here….

And even more importantly, to get your kids to join you watching the video, in which she tells them how identify their own super powers…

“Think about a superhero that you admire – what are his or her super powers?” she says to them.

“A pencil and paper would be useful here to write them down – do you think those powers would apply to you? Draw yourself as your superhero too and, while you’re doing it, think about what you’re already good at and about whether there’s a skill you’d maybe like to learn.”

Find out more about what Claire has to say below and check out her Facebook page for links to some of the other videos shared during the event…

Another way to stay in touch

Week six of lockdown here in the UK so far, which means six Sundays have gone by without the Girls Around Town and their lovely guests live on air over on Radio Newark FM.

Hopefully it won’t be too long before you get to hear them again but in the meantime, how about a few podcasts to help you stay in touch?

Rosalyns leading the way with the first one, just saying hello and telling you a little bit about herself and her business…

Next week she’ll be recording a longer piece that tells you how to deal with overwhelm in these challenging times so make sure you have a pen and paper ready for that one!

There’ll be more to come, from Ros and the other Girls Around Town, and if it looks like you’re enjoying what you hear, they could become a regular feature alongside the Listen Again podcasts from each Sunday’s show.

In the meantime, why not grab a cuppa and spend a few minutes with Ros right here?

One for your watch list

Heading into week six as a self-isolating single, June had pretty much run out of box sets to watch.

Until yesterday evening that is, when she stumbled across the first episode of Mediterranean with Simon Reeve on BBC2.

One hour later she was hooked and, rather than wait for episode two next weekend, headed straight over to BBC iPlayer to binge watch the the rest of the series…

Originally broadcast in October 2018, it follows Simon as he embarks on an extraordinary four-part journey around the Mediterranean, uncovering the wild extremes that lie behind the tourist veneer.

From stunning scenery to terrifying tales of deprivation and despair, the stories he shares are both heartbreaking and heartwarming – if you’re looking for something that’s entertaining and enlightening in equal measure, this is definitely worth adding to your watch list.

The bad news is there are just four episodes in this particular series but there’s good news too…

Fourteen more multi-episode series featuring Simon’s epic journeys are still available over on iPlayer – no surprises for guessing how June will be passing the time as lockdown continues!