2012.07.25 (Wed)

Sunday 29th July 2012

Hello Friends,

Join us next Sunday afternoon, 29th July, from 2.30 pm until 4.30 pm in the Emmanuel ‘Church Hall, 45 Forest Road. Your hosts will be Aaron, Kevin and Becky – with other volunteers. Bring a friend with you ~ OPEN-HOUSE International Café is especially for overseas visitors to L’boro (students, academics, employees, married or single, children and adults); those for whom the U.K. is a ‘foreign’ land!

The sun shone on an intrepid bunch of wanderers yesterday, as they explored the canal and river near Barrow – yes, despite the mud and stinging nettles, we enjoyed a lovely walk in our local countryside, taking a break for refreshments at the marina and capturing several lovely photos along the way.

Remember - OPEN-HOUSE does not meet on Sunday afternoons during August, but you will continue to receive a weekly email. There will be various weekday events for you to enjoy during August, but the next Sunday meeeting will be on 2nd September.

Many of you have put your name down for a day out at the two Village Fetes. – a happy day out is guaranteed, whatever the weather (as everybody knows, it always rains in Britain if there is a public holiday !). We still need two more cars.

There are many new overseas students arriving in Loughborough for pre-sessional courses – PLEASE tell them about OPEN-HOUSE International Café and give them our website address - http://openhouselboro2006.blog.fc2.com - or forward this email to them. We look forward to meeting them.

May you all experience God’s wonderful blessing,


Dates & Events for your 2012 Diary ~~~
>>> (No Sunday meetings for OPEN-HOUSE during August !!)
05 Aug Sun       International Community Street Party
                  lots of activity in the Market Place, 12.30 to 3 pm
18 Aug Sat       Eastwell ~ Village Fete – All Day - £4 – transport required.
27 Aug Mon       Old Dalby ~ Village Fete - All Day - £2 – transport required.
27 Aug Mon       Summer Bank Holiday (public holiday)

- >>>>> SECURITY <<<<< -
… will you will travel in the UK or Europe this year …?

There are ‘pick-pockets’ and thieves in every country in the world. They ‘work’ in crowded places, shops, markets and tourist ‘honeypots’ (thieves even operate in University libraries). So, don’t leave your valuables where you cannot see them. Be wise – hide your important documents and cash, and never show off valuable equipment or jewellery! Never put cameras, laptops, passports, cards, tickets or money into your back pocket, or into a back-pack – thieves and pickpockets are capable of stealing your possessions out of a pocket or backpack, and you will not even feel them. Be discreet with valuables, and keep them where you can see them and feel them - in a secure waist-bag in front of you. Never leave your bags unattended.
There are some places where it is often unwise for women (or young men) to walk on their own, especially at night, and you are advised to carry a small, inexpensive, alarm for security. Try to stay with a group as much as possible, and ensure you only use registered taxis.
If ever you feel threatened, find a policeman – they are there to help you.

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