Another chance to catch up with Carolyn

No guest in the studio with June this weekend but if you missed last Sunday’s show, here’s a chance to catch up with what Newark MENCAP‘s Carolyn Brocklebank had to say.

You’ll find their full chat below, as they talked about the work Carolyn and her colleagues do at THE AVENUE on Hatton Gardens, their plans to move to new premises at the Community Centre on Baldertongate in just a few weeks’ time and some of the events and activities their members enjoy on a regular basis.

If you want to find out more about the group, either for yourself or on behalf of a friend or family member, there are various ways to get in touch…

  • By phone to 01636 707593
  • On Facebook by following this link
  • By email to

And if you’d like to donate towards that trip to TWINLAKES they’re planning to take soon, you’ll find details of how to do so towards the end of their chat – as Carolyn says, every little helps and they can’t wait to enjoy their first day out together after such a long break.

And finally, here’s a copy of that poem she mentioned that earned them a letter from the Queen!

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!

Taking action to take care of your gut

From creating a healthy lifestyle to cooking up a simple supper – this week’s guest on Girls Around Town has all that and more to share in the second hour of the show.

A holistic health and nutrition coach, Amanda Whitehead will be live in the studio with June, explaining how she helps overwhelmed men and women aged 35+ increase their energy, enhance their sleep and get back their bounce…

And what’s more, how they can do it all without calorie counting!

She’ll be sharing details of how, through her business Purposefully Nourished, she works with clients to help them create a clean, sustainable lifestyle, along with some of the top tips she offers that help them take action to take care of their gut health.

Someone who definitely practises what she preaches, she says “As a mum, I must constantly remind myself that when I take care of myself, I am taking care of everyone around me.

“And when I follow my gut health, I take care of my body, mind, and self.”

Don’t forget to Put On Your Sunday Best by tuning in to 107.8FM or listening on the apps, on Alexa or online from just after 11am for those top tips from Amanda…

And make sure you stay tuned all the way to the top of the hour – if you’re looking for a super simple way to curry favour with family or friends, you won’t want to miss the recipe she has to share!