For our June meeting, our own committee member Kimberly Chapman of Eat the Evidence taught us how to put royal icing on cookies in what’s known as the “wet on wet” method. We made wiggly stripes, rosettes, and other fun patterns on tea cups, tea pots, and of course Tie Fighters and Millennium Falcons from Star Wars. Photos by Melanie Reed and Helen Radlett Tait. Continue reading Cookies!
Our May meeting featured Jennifer Ferri from Jazzercise Histon getting us all to move and groove! We were loud and proud and sweaty and then ate cake! That’s the Ladybirds WI! Here are more photos from our lovely member Melanie Reed: We also did our regular collection for the Cambridge City Food Bank and our second collection for the Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity Hedgehog Hospital. … Continue reading Jazzercise Whoop Whoop!
We’ve been super busy throughout the autumn so we’re just getting to update the blog now! In September we had Ruth and Jo from Arty Farty Tea Party come and lead us in several fun crafts. We wove yarn on sticks and made floral garlands. Baby Merryn came dressed for the occasion and made sure our work was up to scratch! In October we had … Continue reading Multi Meeting Update
For our July meeting we were pleased to have Liz Dams from the Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity and the Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital come and give us a talk all about adorable but endangered hedgehogs. We all went back and forth between squeeing for the cute stories and feeling sad for the many tales Liz told of hedgehogs that didn’t make it. Between cars, gardening tools, … Continue reading Hedgehog Happiness
We had a fab June meeting with the Rocking Raw Chef Barbara Fernandez! She sang and danced and introduced us to several of her delicious recipes complete with samples for all. She showed us how to get around the overly complicated recipes one often finds associated with raw foods and get fresh, healthy food on our tables fast. We were all very impressed with the … Continue reading Rocking Raw Chef Brought On The Tasty Laughs
We are back again at Strawberry Fair again this year! You can expect the delights of our 1940s theme of last year, as well as even more delicious bakes (and as requested lots of vegan and gluten free options too!) and pick up a mystery read with our Blind Date with a Book. Everything is themed around reducing waste, tying in with the proposed WI Resolution … Continue reading Waste Not Want Not at Strawberry Fair
The Cambridge Ladybirds wish to extend a warm thanks to Barbara Kettel from the Cambridge City Food Bank for her extremely informative talk on the dire need for food donations. Ms. Kettel spoke at length about the wide gap between income levels in Cambridge and how – despite our city’s illustrious appearances – there is a great deal of poverty and many and varied food … Continue reading Food Bank Meeting
Greetings lovely and talented Ladybird ladies, this is a quick reminder that our next regular meeting is Tuesday, May 17th. We start promptly at 7:30 pm so please arrive by 7:20 pm. Our guest speaker will be Barbara Kettell of the Cambridge City Foodbank and we are having a collection for the foodbank. Given last meeting’s discussions about food waste, this topic is very apropos! … Continue reading Next Meeting: Food Bank!
At our April meeting, we mixed some serious business into our usual bit of fun and came out with some important decisions and a better understanding of how to help others in need. First Steve Murrow of Mid Anglia First Aid and Fire Services and a paramedic at the East of England Ambulance Service gave us an entertaining but also highly educational talk about first … Continue reading April 2016 Meeting – AGM Proposals and First Aid
In March the Ladybirds held a special Craft Group to make some butterflies to go on cakes for a bereaved member. Amidst our sadness for our friend and her loss, there was found some joy in memories and creating a beautiful and heartfelt tribute. We used special cutters that shape and stamp designs on the butterflies all in one go, and then airbrushed them in … Continue reading Butterfly Cakes at Craft Group