Are you ready to let go of pain?

If you’re suffering from pain brought on by stress, anxiety or depression, this week’s guest may have the answer you’re looking for…

Inspired by the positive effects practicing yoga had on her own physical and mental wellbeing, Liz Taylor decided to become a yoga teacher herself. “I realised that if I could help just one person in a similar situation enjoy the same benefits, that would be amazing,” she says.

After completing a Diploma Teaching Course with the British Wheel of Yoga, in 2010 she began working with small groups, gradually building her confidence as a teacher until she left her job in 2012 to start her own business, Liz Taylor Yoga.

Since then, she’s completed several further training courses which have enabled her to expand her teaching abilities and now works with clients both on a one-to-one basis and within a group setting.

Liz will be joining the Girls Around Town on Sunday to talk about her own journey to a pain-free, healthier and happier life. She’ll also be explaining how she’s putting her personal experience and training to good use, often with clients who are suffering in the same way as she once did.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon to find out how practicing yoga can help you let go of pain, improve your mental and physical health and get more balance in your life…

It’s never too (choco)late!

National Chocolate Week may have come and gone for another year (it ended on Sunday 9 October) but that’s not going to stop June, Tina and Sue re-visiting their all-time favourite subject next weekend…

On the show back in April to talk about the Melton Mowbray Cheese Festival, Matthew O’Callaghan dropped a few hints about another event already in the pipeline. It’s been in the Girls Around Town‘s diaries ever since and on Sunday he’ll be on the phone again with all the details…

Some of the UK’s top chocolatiers will be joining forces on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November for ChocFest, a national celebration of all things chocolate. And with puddings to pancakes, biscuits to beer and cakes to kebabs just a few of the things to try and buy over the weekend, there’s no doubt that chocoholics from far and wide will be making their way to Melton next month!

The chocolate theme continues in the second hour of the show, when Lisa Holloway drops into the studio to share one of her favourite recipes.

She’ll be talking too about her decision to relinquish her role as the owner of Compton House and the plans she has for the future now she’s no longer busy providing a warm welcome – and delicious breakfasts! – for visitors to Newark’s much-loved B&B…

Tune in or listen online from 10am to 12 noon to find out what’s in store for visitors to Melton Mowbray in four weeks’ time and for Lisa in the weeks and months to come.

And watch this space for Lisa’s recipe which will be online shortly after the show!

Much more than just jam and Jerusalem

The first Nottinghamshire WI was formed in Southwell on Thursday 14 June 1917, when 45 ladies met to hear a talk on wartime cookery…

Now, as the Nottinghamshire Federation celebrates its centenary, there are 118 WI groups across the county, with over 4000 members. And, although baking and other traditional skills are still popular topics at their meetings, things have changed a lot over the last 100 years. Even Jerusalem – the WI’s anthem – is available as an iTunes download these days!

On this week’s show, Federation chairman Jane Jefferson joins the Girls Around Town to talk about some of those changes. There’ll be details of how the WI is making a real difference through its involvement in major national campaigns, helping to raise awareness of key issues such as low staffing levels on labour wards, the gender pay gap and the health and social implications of loneliness.

She’ll have news too of some of the ways members have celebrated the centenary so far, what’s planned for the next few months and, with any luck, she might be persuaded to share a recipe or two from the Federation’s brand new cookery book, which was published at the end of September…

If you thought the WI was just jam and Jerusalem, think again! Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday, when June and Tina find out more about what the WI gets up to both locally and nationally – and how you can get involved by joining a group near you.