The spice of life

Think you’ve led a varied life? Listen to this week’s show and what you hear may make you think again…

Rosalyn Palmer’s story adds a whole new dimension to the phrase ‘been there, done that, got the t-shirt’ and she’ll be in the studio on Sunday to share a few of the highlights with the Girls Around Town.

After studying English Literature at university, in her own words she ‘fell into’ PR for a theatrical production company shortly after graduating. From there she moved to theatre publishing before landing a dream  job with leading London PR agency Lynne Franks PR – a job which saw her on the Orient Express on only her second day and, over the next two years, meeting The Rolling Stones and doing fundraising work with Daniel Day Lewis.

In 1991, Rosalyn set up her own PR company, working first from her spare bedroom but going on to build it into an award-winning business with a turnover of £1.3 million and 21 staff over the next nine years.

Since the start of the new millennium, she’s lived in the Bahamas for five years and on a 10-acre organic farm for two before returning to work for a training and development company in the UK.

And there’s more  – from seven years with the Leprosy Mission England and Wales, which included trips to Ethiopia and Mozambique, to training as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Rapid Transformational Therapist, Weight Loss Practitioner and Maris Peer Master Therapist, then finally moving to Newark where she recently launched Slim Forever in partnership with Philippa Burnett and Susan Hart.

Tune in or listen online from 10am to 12 noon on Sunday as Rosalyn takes Tina and Sue on a whistle stop tour of of the highs (and some of the lows!) of her life…


Top of the hat parade


You’ve heard the saying ‘If you want to get ahead, get a hat’, haven’t you? If only it were that easy…

Getting a hat is one thing but getting the RIGHT hat is a different matter altogether! Choosing the colour to match or complement your outfit might not be too difficult but that’s just the start. Does it suit the shape of your face – your hairstyle – or even your body shape?

If you need a bit of help here, you could go online and ask Google but be warned – you’ll get over 1.9 million results if you do! Or you could join the Girls Around Town and their guest Jenny Dickinson on Sunday morning, which rather appropriately just happens to be National Hat Day.

As a personal stylist based in Lincolnshire who’s worked as a product development technologist for two of the UK’s biggest and best-loved fashion retailers, Jenny knows all about matching people with outfits that flatter them. So who better to share a few pointers on how to make sure the hat you choose for that special occasion is the crowning glory you want it to be?

She’s even promised to bring along some of the hats she has available for hire so June, Tina and Sue can try them on for size. Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to hear what Jenny has to say – and look out for pictures on Facebook to see how, in the words of top milliner Piers Atkinson,  a little bit of expert advice can help you to

Enjoy the hat, and make sure the hat doesn’t wear you; you wear the hat!