2010.05.26 (Wed)

OpenHouse May 30

Hello Friends,

We meet on Sunday 30th May for OPEN-HOUSE – from 2 pm - 4 pm, in the ‘Lounge’ at Emmanuel Church Centre, 43 Forest Road. Bring a friend with you - Bring a friendwith you - OPEN-HOUSE is especially for overseas visitors to L’boro.

Monday, 31st May is a Public Holiday. Would you like to go on a country WALK? Come to our house at 9.45 am and join Judith and me for a mystery walk. Bring something to eat and drink, strong shoes, a camera, and an umbrella! No, I don’t know where we are going, how many miles we shall walk, or when we shall return (probably by mid-afternoon).

May you all know God’s blessing,

Clive
Dates for your Diary
June 6 Sun "International Tea"
5 pm at John Storer House – bring some food to share.

'Bring-and-Share'

Several people have asked what 'Bring-and-Share' means; it is a very popular concept in the UK. We all like to ask our friends to a party or meal – and we all like going to meals and parties. But the preparation can be time-consuming and expensive. So, we have'Bring-and-Share' parties and meals (and in Summer that includes alfresco picnics and BBQs (barbeques)), where the host/hostess provides the venue and basics - and the guests provide everything else.

Whenever you are invited to a 'Bring-and-Share' party, meal, the idea is that every guest brings something to eat and drink - and it all goes on a table to be shared with everybody else. So, if everybody brings something different, then we all enjoy an interesting meal together.

It usually works out well, so take whatever you would like to eat/drink.
Bon appetite!

( ‘Al fresco’ – what does it mean? It’s Italian and means ‘in the fresh air’ )

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L’boro Local History

{ The Town of Loughborough lies
within the Borough of Charnwood,
which is part of the County of Leicestershire,
which is situated in the Nation of England,
which is the major constituent of the United Kingdom,
itself dominating the British Isles
- a group of large islands lying off the north-west of the Continent of Europe ……… }

Charnwood Forest was originally regarded as part of the Forest of Arden; Charnwood being described in 1622 as “that vast and decayed forest lying on the n-w side of the County of Leicester, neere unto Loughborough, in forme somewhat square, of an hard and barren soyle, full of hills, woods, rocks, and stone torres, and dells of a kind of slate”. It is believed the name ‘Charnwood’ is derived from ‘Gwern Wudu’ - from the Celtic ‘wudu’, meaning ‘wood’ and Old British ‘gwern’ meaning Alder, of which many once grew here.

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