Meet Laura Mott, Bee Moor President

Why did you join the WI?
It is hard, particularly as you get older, to meet new people and make friends. I had heard about other W.I. groups doing things a bit differently. I thought how great would it be if we could have that too. Watching our group grow from the enthusiasm, creativity, skills and differing interests of all our members has been amazing!

Which women would you invite to your dream dinner party?
First it would have to be Mary Berry. I would definitely need her to help me cook and who doesn’t want to know how to avoid a soggy bottom.

Miranda Hart. Female comedian who seems to experience a large number of hilariously embarrassing incidents. I can identify! We would become best friends whilst galloping around the room.

Jane Austen. I’m a bit of book worm and a sucker for a classic romance. The world she wrote about seems so narrow to us today but her stories are full of strong female characters. I would want to know where her strength came from.

Zelda Fitzgerald. The talented, independent first flapper girl who defied all the rules of the 1920’s and knew how to party. We would sip champagne whilst dancing on the tables.

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner. The first women to reach 14 mountain summits above 8,000 mtrs without bottled oxygen. My dream WI speaker.

Finally, Michelle Obama. A great mother, intellectually strong and breaking moulds. I think she inspires confidence in all women of all backgrounds. I would have to be cheeky and ask her to be our Bee Moor WI official ambassador!?!

What’s your favourite book?
This is a tough question. So many books to choose from. Would have to be The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Persuasion by Jane Austen.

What’s your favourite cake?
Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!

Tell us a secret:
I don’t like tea. It’s quite embarrassing to be British, in the WI and have to admit you don’t like a cup of tea.

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