Month: May 2013


What follows is a news update from the amazing Mary Palmer on her continued efforts to raise awareness and funds for Chennai Challenge: Well hello everybody, it’s been a while! I’ve just got home from a windy day of jacket potatoes and face painting at the fun day/”party in the park” at the Monckton in…
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May 28, 2013 0


1986, was not only the best year to be born (not biased at all..) but was also the start of one of the most successful careers in football management. As you may have heard (or not if you are like my sister!) Alex Ferguson retired as manager of Manchester United Football Club. For me this…
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May 25, 2013 0


I wonder if you have ever been late for anything?  I know that it seems to be a character trait of youth workers, but I have always tried to get to places on time.  I don’t like being late.  I don’t like letting people down or causing stress or panic by not arriving on time.…
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May 21, 2013 0

A Time To Bake

There are a number of reasons I have decided to write about baking this weekend. Not least among them is the fact that I have recently baked my first ever cake. I am obviously talking about an independently baked cake – not a “here, stir this, then lick the spoon while Mum does the actual…
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May 12, 2013 3

Tales of the unexpected.

One aspect of being involved in Chennai Challenge is the unexpected. Many times in India we have had an unexpected situation that we have had to deal with, some positive and some not, all of which have added to the experience. This weekend is a little unexpected. Well not the weekend itself, but the fact…
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May 4, 2013 0