Lisa H - President
What do you do for fun?/Hobbies and interests?
I love to craft, go to the cinema, spend time with friends and go on trips to the Norfolk/Suffolk coast. I'm currently toying with the idea of starting a criminology or forensics course as I have an interest in true crime and serial killers. I’m also looking to try my hand at calligraphy by attending a course at Denman next year. I’d really love to attempt some ceramics and pottery too but it’s a case of so much to do and so little time.
How did you get involved in the WI?
A friend mentioned flippantly that due to the fact I was learning how to crochet that I’d be joining the WI next, and here I am! It was also the perfect way to meet some new ladies in Cambridge as I was moving to the area. I'm so pleased I did as I have meet some amazing people by being part of the WI
Why did you join the committee?
I wanted to help out and bring some fresh ideas to the mix. I always think you shouldn't judge or complain if you aren't willing to roll your sleeves up and get involved. It just naturally evolved into becoming President.
What is your favourite thing about the WI?
I love the friendship and sisterhood. The amount of love and support you receive is fantastic. The members of Cam City are the most lovely and welcoming bunch and I’ve definitely found “my tribe” with this amazing bunch of women.
What is your worst habit?
I am too quick to say "yes", I often end up without a spare evening during the week. It keeps me out of trouble though.
Who would you most like to meet and why?
Oh my goodness...
Seth Rogen – I just adore him…so much!
Kirstie Allsopp – I love this woman so much, a controversial statement amongst my group of friends but I do.
David Attenborough – every thing about this man is incredible. I’d love to have a cup of tea with him and listen to him talk about his adventures.
What is your craft?
I’m a crocheter, aka hooker, primarily but I also do cross stitching, life drawing and journaling/scrapbooking. I’m attempting to venture, slowly, into quilting but the ironing side of this hobby is always the bit I dislike. I’ll try my hand at most things and pottery/ceramics are definitely both on my to do list, anything messy is always appealing
What is/are your guilty pleasure(s)?
Where to start… I adore Mary Poppins. So much so that, after watching it every day for an entire school summer holiday, the VHS conveniently went missing! It’s only when you’re older you realise how sneaky parents can be.
I love an evening in with a good book and a cup of tea. Nothing beats escaping the real world for a little while. I tend to read crime…true crime, fictional crime, fantasy crossed with crime. I have a morbid fascination with serial killers and adore the My Favorite Murder Podcast, it mixes a little bit of humour with such a chilling topic but it just works perfectly. For those in the know, I’m a Karen!
What are your committee responsibilities?
Well, the role of President is a little varied. I lead our main monthly meeting and our Committee meetings which doesn’t really sound like a lot but there’s a far bit that goes on behind the scenes to make sure our members have a good time.
I also put together our annual programme so if you have any thoughts or ideas please let me know or you can even email them over to email@example.com.
What do you do?
I’ve recently joined the family business so I’m back on the farm. I’d love to say it’s like being in The Archers but there is far less scandal! I seem to have migrated back to accountancy with a focus on financial planning and analysis but I can’t complain as I do enjoy building a spreadsheet.
What is your poison?
1) Green tea of any kind – tea fixes most things!
2) Kraken and ginger beer – spiced rum is my go to drink when tea just won’t suffice
3) G&T – preferably Sir Robin of Locksley or Bloom