At our February meeting, the Belles were delighted to welcome guest speaker Miranda Kane, a comedian, a champion of body size acceptance, and a former sex worker. Her stand-up show, The Coin Operated Girl, has been getting great reviews at festivals across the country. As well as treating us to a preview of her performance (more on…… Continue reading February Meeting – It’s Sexy Time
Our November meeting wasn’t half-baked – it was raw! The Rocking Raw Chef Barbara Fernandez came to talk to the Belles about her culinary speciality: raw vegan food. First things first, this chef certainly does rock! Barbara opened the evening with an impressive musical account of her discovery of raw food. But once she had…… Continue reading November Meeting – A Raw Experience
Sometimes it’s fine to say ‘me, me, me!’ and the October meeting was one such occasion. This month we held a members’ showcase, an opportunity to find out more about our fellow Belles. Well, what a talented bunch we are! Six members volunteered to share something that they feel passionate about, from arts and crafts…… Continue reading October Meeting – It’s All About Us
Stop! Rewind. We Belles have been taking full advantage of the last few weeks of summer, but now autumn has definitely arrived so we’d better get back to work and fill everyone in on what went on at the September meeting. Vice President Jo brought everyone to order at our new, earlier start time of 7:45,…… Continue reading September Meeting – Being Bookish
Well, that was interesting! Our June meeting addressed the very serious issue of money and personal finances, and it somehow managed to be a fun and engaging session in spite of our original speaker cancelling.After the usual business and reminders, we had a (very difficult, yet interesting) quiz to get us in the right frame…… Continue reading June meeting – Money, money, money!
May meeting – Shiny rocks, and rocking the resolutions! We had a super interesting meeting in May. The first half was taken up by Jason Middleton, who talked to us about gemstones, their features, uses, as well as the countries where you can find each different type and ways in which they are mined. He…… Continue reading May meeting – Shiny rocks, rocking the resolutions, and resolved new Belles!
Our Annual Meeting / Birthday got very animated and loud! So much so that we tripped the motion activated alarms on the windows more than once!Kara, Victoria, and Laura, our Treasurer, Secretary, and President, did an excellent job of reviewing the past 12 months for us, and we played our now traditional Buzzword Bingo while…… Continue reading April Meeting – Bingo, Raffles, and a new Committee
It was lovely to see so many members at our March meeting! Those that couldn’t make it missed out on an amazing raffle that included books, a purple knife, jewellery, and many other goodies. New Belles continue to be the luckiest in the bunch! This month’s raffle was partially sponsored by Ark Cambridge and it…… Continue reading March, March, March!
Thank you to everyone that attended the February meeting. We had a fab speaker, Jane Kennedy, who brought along materials from the Action on Hearing Loss charity and taught us to finger spell. It was interesting and easy to learn the basics of British Sign Language, hopefully it will spark interest in some of us…… Continue reading February meeting – British Sign Language!
Our November meeting saw our intrepid Blue Belles attempt a new skill – willow weaving. Our guest for the evening was the wonderful Val Curwen who first gave us some information on where she sources her willow (Linton and Somerset), the different types of willow and how it is prepared. She then set the Blue…… Continue reading November Meeting – Willow Weaving Adventures