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Educational trip in Agatha Christie's house INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

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In August was the next educational trip to the Agatha Christie’s house, which is located near river Dart and approximately 3 miles from Totnes. Agatha Christie grew up loving Greenway; she was born in Torquay and had always been enchanted by this magnificent building on the high banks above the River Dart. When she saw it for sale in 1938 she couldn't resist buying it, and it became her family holiday home, and later the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Rosalind and Anthony Hicks Agatha Christie was an English crime writer of

novels, short stories, and plays. she is best remembered for the 66 detective novels and more than 15 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigations of such characters as Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple and Tommy and Tuppence. The relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s, and contains many of the family's collections, including archaeology, Tunbridgeware, silver, botanical china and books. Outside you can explore the large and romantic woodland garden, with a

restored vinery, wild edges and rare plantings, which drifts down the hillside towards the sparkling Dart estuary. Agatha Christie was Greenway's most famous owner, and her extensive collections fill the house. With beautiful views of the river, it is easy to see why she called it the 'loveliest place in the world'. We look forward to another educational trip, which you can join too. If you would like to participate please contact us on phone or email listed on the back page of this issue.


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Research in Amber Initiatives

The Amber Initiaitves has decided to organise a research about migration, perceived stress and ways of stress management. The goal of this research study is to understand better diffi-

culties related to migrant lifestyle and find further ways to support. The benefits of research participation are, that you can recognize your strengths of coping of stress and you will contribute to the success of research. If you decide to participate in this project, you

will just complete a short questionnaire pack, what you could find in Amber Initiatives office in Czech-, Russian-, Hungarian and Polish language. This questionnaire pack will be available in online as well, you could find the link soon at Amber Initiatives facebook site.

Get moving to manage stress Stress management - PART SECOND Virtually any form of exercise, from aerobics to yoga, can act as a stress reliever. If you're not an athlete or even if you're downright out of shape, you can still make a little exercise go a long way toward stress management. Discover the connection between exercise and stress relief — and why exercise should be part of your stress management plan. Exercise increases your overall health and your sense of well-being, which puts more pep in your step every day. But exercise also has some direct stressbusting benefits.

body and your life.

It improves your mood. Regular exercise can increase self-confidence and lower the symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety. Exercise also can improve your sleep, which is often disrupted by stress, depression and anxiety. All this can ease your stress levels and give you a sense of command over your

It pumps up your endorphins. Physical activity helps to bump up the production of your brain's feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins. Although this function is often referred to as a runner's high, a rousing game of tennis or a nature hike also can contribute to this same feeling.

It's meditation in motion. After a fastpaced game of racquetball or several laps in the pool, you'll often find that you've forgotten the day's irritations and concentrated only on your body's movements. As you begin to regularly shed your daily tensions through movement and physical activity, you may find that this focus on a single task, and the resulting energy and optimism, can help you remain calm and clear in everything that you do.


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What is going on in Plymouth? PLYMOUTH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL The Barbican 20th, 21th, 22th Sept 2013 This will be the second year for the Plymouth Seafood Festival and it looks as though it is going to be bigger and better than before.

LANGUAGES CAFÉ 02/10/2013 to 03/10/2013 The Languages Cafe promotes communication across languages and across cultures. It is a meeting place for students, staff and Plymouth residents to practise their language skills over a coffee, in an informal and fun environment. A native speaker sits at each table to help, and facilitate conversation.

Wednesdays: Room Cookworthy Building

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Thursdays: Cultural Nancy Astor Building.

Cafe,

Telephone: +441752585711 ricky.lowes@plymouth.ac.uk

WILD ABOUT PLYMOUTH: DISCOVER THE LABORATORY ON THE HOE Citadel Hill Laboratory Saturday 21 September, 10am to 12 noon This is your chance to learn something new about one of the oldest functioning marine laboratories in theworld! Admission is £2 per adult and £1 per child. Under 3s go free.

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OUR NEW VOLUNTER

Diana Mukhametzyanova Hello everybody! I would like to introduce myself as a new volunteer in Amber Initiatives. My name is Diana, I am from Russia. I speak Russian and English. If you need any help, do not hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to do my best.

Contact us: 9A The Crescent Plymouth, PL1 3AB 078 7373 8828 amber.public@gmail.com www.amber-initiatives.co.uk Opening hours Sun, Mon

10am-1pm

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4-7pm

Have you got a pet? I have got‌ a cat a dog a turtle a rabbit a mouse a parrot a goldfish a guinea pig.


Amber Initiatives Newsletter - September 2013