Putting health and wellness at the top of the agenda

It’s all about networking again this weekend, when Johanna Thompson and Kayleigh Langley join the Girls Around Town to talk about the meetings and events they organise for people working in the health and wellness industry.

They’ll be sharing details of the Wellness Network‘s regularly monthly meetings, currently held in Lincoln and Grantham, which bring together like-minded professionals to share best practice, make new contacts and create collaborations.

There’ll be news too of their plans to expand the group’s activities to other locations, a look back at some of the special events that have taken place recently and a look ahead to one on the cards for Sunday 8 September.

The Grantham Health & Wellness Show at the Urban Hotel runs from 11am till 3pm and visitors can take their pick from no fewer than 10 short talks on popular topics such as the facts and fiction of the menopause, green beauty, reflexology and how a boudoir shoot can help boost your confidence.

With various demonstrations on the programme, a range of stands to browse around and the opportunity to try different exercise classes, there’s something for everyone at this free event. And there’s even a goody bag for the first 100 people who register!

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday for all the details from Johanna and Kayleigh. In the meantime, you’ll find more information about the talks here – places are free but they’re limited so you do need to register if you want to secure yours.

And if you’re quick, you just might be going home with one of those goody bags too…

Gardener’s question time

No, that’s not an error in the headline – if there’s one thing June is very picky about, it’s putting her apostrophes in the right place!!

The gardener in question – and being questioned on next Sunday‘s show – is Andy Tudbury, joining the Girls Around Town in the studio with a report on the first Belvoir Flower and Garden Festival last summer.

And, more importantly, with the latest news of this year’s festival in the stunning setting of Belvoir Castle on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July

Landscape gardener Andy will be chatting to June and Rachel about some of the highlights of 2018, sharing some of the feedback from exhibitors and visitors to the show and describing how, with the help of a team of experts, he’s aiming make the next one even better.

Tune in or listen online in the second hour of next week’s show to find out what’s in store for July, how and where to book tickets and how, if you get in quick, you’ll be able to take advantage of an Early Bird offer which will be announced soon.

Pampered to perfection

Looking for a bit of a lift to brighten up the dull, dark days of winter?

Well, there’s nothing better than a little ‘me time’, especially if it comes with the chance to indulge in a spot of shopping and a healthy dose of pampering too.

So here’s a date for your diaries when you can enjoy all that and more – and just in time for Valentine’s Day

There’ll be plenty of treats to try and buy at the Ladies Pamper Evening taking place from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday 10 February at Bottesford Village Hall.

Enjoy a relaxing massage or an Indian head massage – polish up your act with a new nail colour – tidy up your brows or try a tint on your lashes – and while you’re there check out some of the different holistic and homeopathic therapies also on offer.

You’ll be spoilt for choice on the retail therapy front as well, browsing among a range of stands selling everything from candles, jewellery and garden gifts to handmade fabric pictures, knitted and sewn items and tanning products to name just a few.

Tickets are £2 each in advance or £3 on the door. Call Wendy on 07961 240654 or Juliette on 07946 368308 for more details and to reserve your ticket – or just turn up on the night ready to banish those winter blues for an hour or two!