Holiday Message for Rothbury WI

Our twinned WI is Rothbury and they sent us some lovely Christmas cards, so our members came together to make this holiday greetings video in return!   Happy holidays to one and all and may everyone have a lovely 2018! Advertisements Continue reading Holiday Message for Rothbury WI


Waste Aware Holiday Infographic

Please enjoy and share this infographic made with submissions from Ladybirds members of tips on how to reduce your environmental footprint this holiday season. Continue reading Waste Aware Holiday Infographic


July Meeting – We Got Pampered!

Thanks to some of our members and special guests, July’s meeting was a fab pampering session! Kate Crofts gave hand massages, Vaijayanti Jadhav gave head massages, Alana Sinclair ran one of her Cambridge Carbon Footprint classes on eco-friendly, home-made beauty products, and Michelle Nowosad of Cambridge Holistics gave foot massages. Michelle said, “I had a lovely time at the pamper evening. Thank you so much … Continue reading July Meeting – We Got Pampered!



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!

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Jazzercise Whoop Whoop!

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!


Multi Meeting Update

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

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Hedgehog Happiness

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

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Rocking Raw Chef Brought On The Tasty Laughs

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


Waste Not Want Not at Strawberry Fair

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

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Food Bank Meeting

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