Let’s get sewcial!

Fancy trying your hand at crochet or quilting? Perhaps you’d like to make your own bauble wreath for Christmas, give calligraphy a go or you’re looking for an after-school club for the kids?

It’s all about getting creative in the second hour of the show this weekend, when Crafty Betty‘s Michelle Baker joins June and Rachel to talk about some of the different ways you can do just that right here in Newark.

With events and activities for all ages and abilities, Michelle and her crafty colleagues have plenty of fun ideas for the whole family to enjoy.

She’ll be describing some of the highlights of the year so far as well, from a road trip to the NEC for The Festival of Quilts to a day of non-stop sewing last month as part of the North Notts Sew Day in aid of Quilts for Care Leavers.

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 10.45am to hear what’s on offer over the coming weeks and months.

If you feel like getting sewcial, Michelle and the Girls Around Town might have just what you’re looking for…

How to be frugal but still festive!

Mum of four Claire Lyons returns to Girls Around Town this weekend with more hints and tips on how to become a Frugal Family.

And this time, not surprisingly, it’s all about making sure you don’t end up breaking the bank during the festive season…

From letters to Santa to an Advent calendar with a twist and more, she’ll be sharing some of the ways you can follow in the footsteps of the Lyons family over Christmas.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to find out too about the family’s resolutions for 2019 and some of the things Claire has in store for the online community whose members share her resolve to live a more ethical and frugal life.

Don’t worry though, she won’t be telling you that you can’t enjoy the celebrations! She’ll be explaining how her own family – and yours – can still have fun without being unnecessarily wasteful.

As she says on her website, it’s all about ‘living your dreams, within your means’…

Celebrating Christmas in Southwell

Upton Christmas Studios – Picture by artist Susan Isaac

Tina’s back in the building – or at least she will be next weekend!

It’s only a flying visit, between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday, but she’ll have plenty of news to share when she sits down with June and Rachel in the studio once  more.

Not surprisingly, Christmas will be high on the agenda as she shares some of the festive highlights for Southwell and the surrounding villages. She’ll have details of the Late Night Shopping event on Thursday 29 November, together with how the town will be celebrating Small Biz Saturday on 1 December.

Tune in or listen online to find out too what’s been happening at BELOVED@THEBARN, her Southwell gallery, studio and shop, and what she has planned to celebrate its first birthday over the same weekend.

Last but by no means least, Tina will be describing how she and her mum have coped with the trials and tribulations of clearing out the family home. Just how do you decide what’s treasure and what’s trash at a time like this?!