A chance to get crafty

What do owl carvings and cupcake toppers, bentwood chairs and felt bowls all have in common?

They’re just a handful of the workshops on the Rural Antics spring programme, as you’ll find out when Amanda Stone’s on the phone to June during this weekend’s show.

With a wide range of arts and crafts on offer right through till the end of May, there’s every chance you’ll find something there to spark your interest!

The published programme may not go ahead exactly as and when planned, with another national lockdown currently in place, but it’s still worth taking a look at what’s on the list – any of the workshops that have to be postponed will be rescheduled as soon as it’s safe to do so and all bookings made will be transferred to the new dates.

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 11.20am on Sunday to hear more from Amanda, who’ll be taking a look back too at how the team and the tutors adapted to all the different restrictions during 2020

And how they’ll be putting what they learned over the last few months to good use when things are up and running once more!

Making the most of International Craft Month

Not just a day – not even just a week – but a whole month dedicated to crafting…

International Craft Month is just around the corner and who better to talk about some of the workshops on offer locally than Rural Antics‘ Amanda Stone?

She’ll be back in the studio in the first hour of next weekend’s show to tell June and Claire about how Hanwell Wine Estate will be celebrating throughout March with a host of different activities on offer.

If you heard Amanda chatting to the Girls Around Town back in November, you may remember that making chocolate truffles was one of the workshops on the calendar for Christmas. The good news is that it’s on the programme for March too – on Friday 27 March to be precise if you want to book your place before they’re all gobbled up!

Not that into chocolate? Presumably there are a few folk out there who aren’t but, with everything from Bentwood Chair Making and Beginners’ Embroidery to Pencil Drawing and Willow Weaving on the menu during the month, there’s sure to be something there you’d like to try.

Whether you want to polish up an existing skill or give something new a go, tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 10am next Sunday to check out the full programme of events and join crafters across the globe making the most of March…

Food for thought

How many times have you heard or read the words ‘you are what eat‘?

Believe it or not, that saying goes all the way back to 1826 when Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, a French lawyer, politician and writer who gained fame as a gastronome, wrote “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are”…

But what about how, when, where and why you eat what you do?

One woman who knows all about the importance of mindset when it comes to nutrition is Alison Harris, who’ll be joining June in the studio this weekend to tell her own story and describe some of the ways in which she empowers people to be at their best by helping them reconnect with nourishing.

“Of course we look at healthy eating and I encourage clients to eat cleanly, with more vegetables, less processed food and, where possible, to choose local and seasonal produce” she says.

“But it’s my belief that without looking at why we eat what we do, we’ll just go back to old habits. And it’s this mindfulness that is at the core of the work I do.”

Alison will be talking about how she brings her skills and experience of NLP, coaching and nutrition into the workshops, talks and one-to-one training she offers.

And she’ll also be busting one or two myths about eating healthily being too expensive or time-consuming…

Tune into 107.8FM or listen online between 10am and 12 noon to enjoy a little food for thought on Girls Around Town this Sunday!