Flushed with success

 

How time flies! It’s been a year since menopause campaigner Deborah Garlick last joined the Girls Around Town. But she’s back this weekend with an update on what has been an incredibly busy – and very successful – 12 months…

When she was on the show in October 2016, Deborah and her Henpicked colleagues had just created the Twitter sensation #HotFlashMob and put World Menopause Day and Nottinghamshire on the map.

Since then, she’s taken things to the next level, getting blue-chip businesses to develop menopause support programmes for their staff. And with companies such as Severn Trent, Next and PepsiCo involved, as well as Nottinghamshire Police, real change is on the way.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon to find out exactly what Deborah’s been up to since her last visit to the studio. And to say ‘goodbye’ for the time being at least to Fiona, who’ll be handing over the reins as the show’s wellbeing guru to Rosalyn from next month…

She’ll be back before long though, with updates on her own new adventures working with Inspire – watch this space for news of her return!

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Passion on a plate

From bikes to bakes on this week’s show, when the Girls Around Town meet Jade Ostler…

Still in her early 20s, Jade has already achieved almost as much as many people do in their entire working lives. And she’ll be in the studio on Sunday morning to tell June and Tina all about it.

After a hectic 10 years, three of them spent living and working in Australia, she’s now back in Lincoln where she’s recently launched Jade’s Bakes.  From cakes to cordials, pies to preserves, traybakes to truffles – if you’ve a sweet tooth, merely reading the descriptions on her website of all the goodies on offer will make your mouth water!

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon tomorrow to find out more. She’ll be talking about her time spent working in bakeries and restaurants both at home and abroad, including a three-week spell at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, and explaining how the experience she gained gave her the knowledge and confidence to launch her own business.

So just where do the bikes come in?

Well, not so long ago Jade was all set for a sporting career. At 10 years old, she played tennis for her home county, then later switched to cycling and qualified for the British team for the 2012 Olympics.

But her long-time passion for food won out. She turned her attention to baking and, four years later, she’s now sharing that passion, to the delight of cake-lovers in and around Lincoln and beyond!