2011.03.31 (Thu)

OpenHouse April 3

Hello Friends,

A couple of weeks ago we calculated that nine different nationalities had gathered for our afternoon meeting - a real United Nations in Loughborough.

Friday, 1st April is ‘All Fools Day’ – it’s a time we try to fool each other - so watch out for sneaky tricks before noon!! Not sure why? Then ask Helen on Sunday!

On Sunday, 3rd April, we celebrate ‘Mothering Sunday’ – write, email or phone your mother and tell her you love her – and give / send her a bunch of flowers!

Come and join us at OPEN-HOUSE on next Sunday, 3rd April. We meet from 2 pm - 4 pm in the ‘Lounge’ at Emmanuel Church Centre, 43 Forest Road, and your hosts will be Tricia Hole and Helen Crowhurst plus other volunteers. Bring a friend with you - OPEN-HOUSE is especially for overseas visitors to L’boro; students, academics, employees, families or singles, children and adults; everyone for whom this is a ‘foreign’ land!

Also on Sunday, you are invited to the International Tea @ John Storer House. It’s a ‘Bring-n-Share’ meal followed by a stimulating talk about Easter. Everybody is welcome – 5 pm to 7 pm.

May you all know God’s blessing,


Edible British Creatures

The British Isles are teeming with delicious creatures to eat in ‘season’. Venison, game, fish, salmon, trout, fresh kippers, grouse and pheasant are just a few of them.

In Wales you may find welshcakes and live Leekies on your plate, in Scotland the spicy Haggis has been hunted almost to extinction, whilst in Ulster you can still fish for pickled Lepracockles. But in England, now that Spring is here, the ‘Crumpet hunting season’ has begun.

Known in wild northern dales as Pikelets, little round spotty critters with 6 legs, Crumpets are an English delicacy, and are caught during the open hunting season of February to May. They are best lightly toasted, then smothered with fresh English butter and a smidgeon of 'Marmite' – delicious!

We’ve been asked to organise a hunting safari into the National Forest, to catch some wild crumpets and cook them before we return …….. an event to look forward to!

Clive H

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