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…

Passion on a plate

From bikes to bakes on this week’s show, when the Girls Around Town meet Jade Ostler…

Still in her early 20s, Jade has already achieved almost as much as many people do in their entire working lives. And she’ll be in the studio on Sunday morning to tell June and Tina all about it.

After a hectic 10 years, three of them spent living and working in Australia, she’s now back in Lincoln where she’s recently launched Jade’s Bakes.  From cakes to cordials, pies to preserves, traybakes to truffles – if you’ve a sweet tooth, merely reading the descriptions on her website of all the goodies on offer will make your mouth water!

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon tomorrow to find out more. She’ll be talking about her time spent working in bakeries and restaurants both at home and abroad, including a three-week spell at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, and explaining how the experience she gained gave her the knowledge and confidence to launch her own business.

So just where do the bikes come in?

Well, not so long ago Jade was all set for a sporting career. At 10 years old, she played tennis for her home county, then later switched to cycling and qualified for the British team for the 2012 Olympics.

But her long-time passion for food won out. She turned her attention to baking and, four years later, she’s now sharing that passion, to the delight of cake-lovers in and around Lincoln and beyond!