Helen L - Secretary

What do you do for fun?/Hobbies and interests?

Travelling, mainly to warm places with cheap wine. Huge film nerd of all genres, but especially John Hughes and Wes Anderson. Extremely amateur photographer, my favourite subject being my family dog, Freddie (the best springer spaniel in the world!).


How did you get involved in the WI?

Watched the Lucy Worsley's BBC documentary "Cake Bakers and Trouble Makers" and thought they're the ladies for me!


Why did you join the committee?

To help our WI grow and to support the current amazing committee members. 


What is your favourite thing about the WI?

Tea and Cake! and as the Spice Girls say "Girl Power." It makes me feel extremely proud that I am part of an organisation that has campaigned and supported causes and communities that needed our help.


What is your worst habit?

Squeezing spots.


Who would you most like to meet and why?

Alive - Bill Murray, I'd like to get drunk with him and hear all his stories.

Dead - Liz Taylor, for a similar reason, to get drunk with her and hear all her stories whilst both wearing muumuus.

Fictional - The BFG, he flies, creates dreams and calls farts, whizzpoppers!


What is your craft? 

I'm still experimenting with different crafts to find what I'm good at, but I enjoy making decorations and gifts and really like using clay.


What is/are your guilty pleasure(s)?

Eating Nutella straight from the jar with a spoon.


What are your committee responsibilities?

After a couple of years of being a social secretary I've been promoted to actual Secretary! A formal title for some of the formal-ness that must go on between National, Cambridgeshire Federation and our Cam City WI members.  I'm responsible for a number of areas which include running and recording our committee meetings and ensuring everyone knows what needs to get done.


What do you do? 

I'm a Registered Veterinary Nurse, qualified for 8 years and currently work at Cambridge vet school hospital (I don't mind attempting to answer questions about your pets).


What is your poison? 

No.1 is Earl Grey tea, followed closely by red wine and her friends gin and tonic.