Captain Krankypants comes to Carriages!

In a week which sees the worldwide celebration of International Men’s Day, news of a particularly appropriate event coming to Newark next month…

Direct from Australia and exclusive to Carriages Café comes the legendary Captain Krankypants with his highly energetic presentation on how to enjoy life despite suffering depression and PTSD.

A returned veteran and successful businessman, he’ll have you laughing and crying throughout the evening as he describes how he refused to allow these conditions to control him.

Welcome to his journey – from a life of inner turmoil, stress, unhappiness, displeasure, annoyance, anger and distrust to a new life of self awareness, acceptance, trust and (hopefully) happiness.

Tickets for this entertaining evening on a serious topic, from 7.30pm on Tuesday 18 December, are available from Carriages at  Newark Castle Station now, priced £10 each and including a welcome drink…

This mumpreneur’s on fire!


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Are you a mother in business? Then you’re in good company – these days, more and more mums run their own businesses…

In fact, the Collins English Dictionary even has a word for mums like you!

Mumpreneur (noun) : A woman who combines running a business enterprise with raising her children

One such woman is this week’s Girls Around Town guest Laura Young, who’ll be talking to June about her own life as a mumpreneur.

She’ll be describing why, how and when she set up Lexico, handmaking jewellery and hair accessories. And how she’s helping to support other mumpreneurs too, through her involvement in the Mums in Business Association.

Originally an online community designed to be a place where MIBs could gather to support each other, MIBA was launched in June 2017 by sisters Estelle Keeber and Leona Burton. Over the past 18 months, the MIBA tribe has grown to almost 32,000 and members now regularly meet in person too, at networking events in over 50 locations worldwide – from England and Spain to Australia and Barbados to name just a few!

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to hear Laura’s story and find out about the Mumpreneur on Fire series of books, each one featuring the stories of inspirational, empowered mothers in business just like her.