Five Fs for joy

There was no Girls Around Town last Sunday morning of course but don’t worry – June‘s back behind the mic from 10am till 12 noon this weekend…

And on the other side of the desk in the second hour of the show, wellbeing guru Rosalyn Palmer will be back too, with her top tips on how to check whether you’re living a whole and balanced life.

Her advice on how to do just that, shared in a recent article online, is to think about the fingers of one hand. Five fingers of course, so you always need 5Fs for joy – although, as you’ll discover when you’re listening in, there’s a sixth one added to the list as well!

Take a little time every day to tick the foundational five categories off easily with each finger, asking yourself as you do

  • What will I do today to build my FAITH in myself or something beyond me?
  • What actions will I take to be FIT in body and mind, even for 10 minutes?
  • How can I connect with my FAMILY OR FRIENDS today?
  • How can I allow the FLOW of energy that is money and reward to flow to me?
  • How can I have FUN today?

If you’re too busy to Put On Your Sunday Best this week, you’ll find Ros’s full article at Brainz Magazine here.

But better yet, make sure you’re tuned to 107.8FM or listening on the apps, on Alexa or online from just after 11am

When she’ll be sharing not only those five top tips but that sixth one too!

What really gets your goat?

If you’re anything like June, at least once a week you’re probably pretty irritated by something you’ve seen, read or heard and you’re having a good old moan about it, either privately or publicly.

Well, here’s your chance to get it off your chest on Girls Around Town!

Starting in a couple of weeks’ time, June will be sharing some of her own bugbears on the show…

And inviting guests and listeners to do the same in a brand new regular spot called Let’s get ready to grumble!

Forget all the obvious ones at the moment – rising energy prices, the current cost of petrol, delayed or cancelled flights and the like – she’ll be looking for suggestions a bit more quirky or comical to add a little extra lightheartedness to Sunday mornings.

Details of how to have your say about what it is that gets your goat will be on the Girls Around Town Facebook and Instagram pages shortly – keep an eye out for the posts, make sure you get in touch to tell June about your grumbles…

And don’t forget to Put On Your Sunday Best between 10am and 12 noon every weekend to hear some of the best ones being shared!

Newark’s first ever female mace-bearer shares her story

Do you know what a mace is? And just what it is a mace-bearer does?

Here in the UK they both date back to the Middle Ages when, according to Wikipedia, maces “began as lethal weapons of medieval knights in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales”.

Obviously they aren’t used for that these days but they’re often an important part of ceremonial events in cities and towns across the country, including right here in Newark

And Nicky Bosworth, who until earlier this year regularly walked in front of the Town Mayor carrying the Newark mace, will be in the studio with June in the second hour of Girls Around Town next Sunday to share her story.

Search ‘mace-bearers’ online and you’ll see it’s becoming increasingly common for women to hold the title these days but Nicky has the honour of being the first – and so far the only – female mace-bearer in Newark.

And, even more amazingly, she was the town’s longest-serving one ever, having carried out the role for more than 20 years!

Make sure you Put On Your Sunday Best from just after 11am next weekend by tuning in to 107.8FM or listening on the apps, on Alexa or online to hear Nicky explain how and why she took on that role, sharing details of some of the ceremonies she’s been involved in since she first stepped out, mace in hand…

Including the one that saw her making an unexpected comeback just a couple of months ago!