Liz Davies, Curator from St Neots Museum spoke on "Celtic Love's Farm, 2000 years ago".
This was a very informative and interesting talk accompanied by slides. Liz gave us a lot of information on what Love's Farm would have looked like 2000 years ago as well as the history in general in the UK at that time.
On Thursday 15th February Bill and Margaret Fradin from St Neots Acorn Cancer Support Group come along to tell us all about the charity they are involved with. What a worthy cause! Love's Farm Ladies WI are delighted to support them with some fundraising this year.
Yvonne Ashpole and Claire Martin who are home Body Shop reps also come along to our meeting to give us some background information on the Body Shop, demonstrate a night time facial routine and to talk about their products and the fund raising activities Body Shop have undertaken.
It was a very interesting evening with a bit of pampering thrown in!
Two of our members, Christy and Kirsty, kindly demonstratred how to make chocolate explosions at our meeting in March. What a great idea for making an interesting present - much nicer than a box of chocolates! The demonstration was great fun and the Easter themed chocolate explosion went into the raffle. The other one will go into our Afternoon Tea & Spring Fayre raffle on 29th April.
Many thanks Christy and Kirsty!
Dr Jan Clark, who is a WI member, spoke about Diabetes UK and her role within the service as well as the research being done. This was a very infomative talk and gave some quite shocking statistics regarding diabetes. LFLWI were delighted to be able to give a donation to Diabetes UK to help further their research.
Tracey Sealey who is a Doula gave an extremely informative talk about being a Doula (described as a birth coach but has values more like say an old fashioned village midwife in giving the mother to be and father to be support before, during and after birth). It was an eye opening discussion and we all said we wished we had someone like Tracey supporting us when we had our children. Entertaining too ... who thought giving 35 women a baloon and a ping pong ball each for demonstration purposes could lead to such hilarity! An excellent evening.
Sian Fox gave us a brilliant and funny talk about her life as a home economist: "It shouldn't happen to a home economist". She is a National Food Demonstrator and has, for example, worked with Jamie Oliver on campaigns. This talk wass be linked with the WI Healthy Living and Wellbeing week.
Unfortunately we were let down by our booked speaker as they had moved to New Zealand and not let us know! Instead Jayne kindly put together a quiz night. Everyone split into five teams and had a great time. Well done to the winning team: Lisa, Gemma, Vicky and Charlotte (pictured with our President).
Melanie Bryce and Gemma Wells – Respiratory Physiologists from Hinchingbrooke Hospital came along to our meeting to talk about lung function. Gemma was the guinea pig and her lung function was tested as part of the demonstration.
It was a very interesting and informative talk. We can all breathe easier now!
Mark Egerton author of “The Haunted History of Huntingdonshire” came along to our Open Meeting to talk about his book and some local ghost stories.
This was a very enjoyable evening and thank you to our visitors from other WI groups who came along to join us.
Mrs Mary Blackhurst Hill from ‘House of Colour’ came along and gave an interesting and amusing demonstration on the impact of using the correct colours of clothes and accessories and an insight to dressing for your body type and shape.
Love's Farm Ladies WI AGM and Social