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
Just a quick note to let all of our esteemed members know that at our next meeting (Tuesday April 19, 7:20 pm at the Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane) we’ll be discussing and voting on how we want our delegate to vote on proposed resolutions at the national AGM. Our president Sophie will be our delegate and we can vote to have her vote yes, … Continue reading Upcoming Resolution Voting
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who made it to the annual general meeting in March, and to those who couldn’t come, you were missed! Sue Collins delivered the Treasurer’s report with lots of fantastic news about successful fundraisers over the last year. Helen Radlett – our esteemed Secretary – gave a delightful summation of the last year’s events, bringing up lots of beloved memories … Continue reading 2016 AGM and Bakeoff!
December 2015 A Christmas party isn’t a Christmas party without a bit of dressing up. But forget Christmas jumpers, deely boppers or that little black dress; to celebrate 100 years of the WI we donned outfits from the last century of fashion. And didn’t we look good? With a variety of costumes from 1915 right through to the modern day we represented WI members from throughout our glorious history. We played … Continue reading Merry Christmas from the Ladybirds!
November 2015 With November comes thoughts of Christmas, and what better way to start feeling all festive and fuzzy than with a bit of Christmas crafting? We’re a creative bunch here at Ladybirds, and it was lovely to see many of our members sharing their skills. The crafts on offer were crochet garlands, lino print cards, felt and button tree decorations, and rag wreaths. All of the … Continue reading Getting Crafty and Christmassy
October 2015 Unfortunately our planned speaker, Sian Hogarth from Time Trippers, was unable to make our October meeting. But as the old adage goes, ‘every cloud has a silver lining’. And this was certainly true when we welcomed our very special Cambridge WI sister Joanne Croxford to talk to us about her personal journey from addiction to recovery, and about setting up Daisy Change, the first … Continue reading Changing the World – one daisy at a time…
Ok so a lot of us know the WI has a passion for cakes, but here at the Ladybirds the campaigning side of the Women’s Institute is just as close to our (cake fuelled) hearts! In 2014 a national resolution was passed to get members talking about organ donation, so in our last meeting we explored the sensitive issue with a talk from a local transplant nurse. Thank you to our … Continue reading Organ Donation #WITimetoTalk
The Ladybirds’ monthly craft group is a chance to sit about, do crafty things, drink tea, eat cake and have a general chit-chat and catch-up. It was during our April craft group that I overheard someone say ‘tea and tents’ and my ears pricked up. I like tea and I’m partial to a bit of camping and I wondered, ‘What’s tea and tents?’. Three months … Continue reading Ladybirds at Tea and Tents!