The taste of summer

Newark’s best-known foodie makes a welcome return to the studio next weekend to share some of her favourite seasonal recipes with the Girls Around Town.

Lisa Holloway will be bringing June up to date with what’s she’s been doing since moving on to pastures new after selling Compton House, her award-winning B&B.

As for those recipes, she’s keeping the details under wraps until the show. So you’ll have to tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to find out just what’s on the menu.

Will it be pasta or puds, barbecues or brunches? Whatever she chooses, one thing’s for sure; the dishes Lisa will be sharing will be delicious, easy to make and guaranteed to bring a taste of summer to the table.

Anyone for seconds? Keep an eye on the GAT Facebook page for a link to the online podcast and watch this space for the recipes coming soon – just in time for you to serve up some tasty treats to your own families and friends…

Summer inspiration

If you’re looking for a new challenge for summer, the chance to take an existing skill to another level or even try something completely different, next weekend’s show just might give you the inspiration you need…

Girls Around Town‘s former wellbeing guru Fiona Theokritoff will be back in the studio on Sunday morning, talking to June about her role as a Community Learning Tutor with Inspire and sharing details of what’s on offer over the coming months.

Wherever you are on your personal learning journey, whether you’re interested in trying new things, becoming healthier or simply getting out and about more and meeting new people, you’ll find plenty to choose from in the Inspire range of courses and workshops.

Take your pick – from blogging or budgeting to creative writing or crochet, first aid or family history to patchwork or poetry, to name just a few, there’s something for everyone in libraries across Nottinghamshire this summer.

There’ll be news too of Fiona’s involvement in both the Lowdham Book Festival in June and the Newark Book Festival in July, together with dates for more of the popular Wine and Words evenings she leads with fellow writer Jane Wyles at Gannets in Newark.

Tune in or listen online from 10am to 12 noon next Sunday to find out why 9,035 people took part in Inspire courses last year – and how you can develop your own skills by following their example this year!

A stress-free summer

enjoy summerThere hasn’t been too much evidence of it so far but, whatever the weather, summer is officially here.

And even if it doesn’t bring endless blue skies and as much sunshine as we’d like, with school holidays looming a little bit of advice on how to keep stress levels to the minimum wouldn’t go amiss!

So tune in or listen online from 10am next Sunday, when it’s over to Fiona Theokritoff

A regular guest on the show since Radio Newark first launched back in November 2013, homeopath Fiona is joining the Girls Around Town as their wellbeing expert – welcome to the team, Fiona!

She’ll be in the hot seat once a month and, after sharing some of her own healthy hints and tips, will be discussing a range of therapies, treatments and other issues with guests from the wider world of  wellbeing.

First up is Sue Mcfarlane of Natural Therapies For You, offering listeners advice on self-care for the summer. Find out how eating well can help lower stress levels and pick up a few of her practical tips for keeping calm and enjoying summer, kids and all!

Sue will even be taking Fiona, June and Tina through one of her simple exercises live on air – why not set aside a few minutes on Sunday to join in at home?