How to be frugal but still festive!

Mum of four Claire Lyons returns to Girls Around Town this weekend with more hints and tips on how to become a Frugal Family.

And this time, not surprisingly, it’s all about making sure you don’t end up breaking the bank during the festive season…

From letters to Santa to an Advent calendar with a twist and more, she’ll be sharing some of the ways you can follow in the footsteps of the Lyons family over Christmas.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to find out too about the family’s resolutions for 2019 and some of the things Claire has in store for the online community whose members share her resolve to live a more ethical and frugal life.

Don’t worry though, she won’t be telling you that you can’t enjoy the celebrations! She’ll be explaining how her own family – and yours – can still have fun without being unnecessarily wasteful.

As she says on her website, it’s all about ‘living your dreams, within your means’…

New year, new show – and a new girl in town!

The show may be off air at the moment but there’s a lot going on behind the scenes as the Girls Around Town get ready to return…

If all goes to plan, they’ve something extra special in mind for the first show to make sure things get off to a sparkling start and – headline news – there’s another new girl in town!

After a fond farewell to Tina, who left the show in November to concentrate on her new business BELOVED@THE BARN, Rachel Repper is joining the team full time. Local theatre-goers will know her as one of the leading lights of the Robin Hood Theatre and if you’re a regular listener, you’ll have heard her as a guest on Girls Around Town several times this year. So who better to become the latest co-presenter when GAT#2 takes to the airwaves in a few weeks’ time?

In other news so far, the guest list for early spring is growing, the new feature Sunday Supplement is coming together nicely and ideas for informative and entertaining interviews and discussions are flowing thick and fast. There’ll be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in the conversations too, with invitations to have your say on everything from vegan cookery to big knickers via the Facebook page and Twitter feed.

In the meantime, if you’re making a list of resolutions for the New Year, here’s one more to add. Watch this space for confirmation of the relaunch date and be sure to put Sundays from 10am to 12 noon in your diary for the rest of 2018