Author: Rob

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

Who’s up for a challenge?

There seem to be a lot of challenges around in life at the moment. When I say this I am not thinking of all of the problems of the world, recession  and the like, I am more thinking about things that are offered and advertised as a challenge for our entertainment. Just to think of some of…
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April 6, 2013 0

Lent, generosity and choice

It’s lent and so a time where many people decide to give something up. Favourites seem to be chocolate, biscuits, cake or coffee. Some people do all of them! There are also those who will give up a particular activity, such as Facebook or watching TV. However my favourite lent activity is not giving up, but…
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March 16, 2013 3

What’s in it for me?

For a lot of people, motivation is hard to come by. In order for them to do something, anything, there has to be a very obvious benefit or reward for them, or why bother? As a society we try to use rewards and punishments to keep our society working as we what it to, in…
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March 2, 2013 0

Anticipation and memories

So we have now got to the start of February after what seems to have been a long hard slog through January. So many people just seem to be finding this time of year bleak and depressing, the days are still short, the weather is cold, windy and wet. The excitement of snow was very…
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February 2, 2013 0

Order, order

I do like to be organised. Not that I always am, but it always helps to have a system. The lovely feeling of having things in order, under control and organised is great. I don’t think that I am alone in liking a nice, ordered way of things, the  Dewey decimal system helps with organising non-fiction books,…
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January 5, 2013 2

The little things

I have to admit that I never really understood why people get so excited and giddy over babies. The mention, let alone the presence of a mini human being can turn grown adults in to doe eyed fools, who speak utter rubbish. I may now be starting to understand why this happens, after the birth…
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November 25, 2012 1

Just before we go

Hi everyone,  Well here it goes, I am attempting to write my second blog, I apologise I haven’t blogged more regularly as work has been hectic (and I am not very good at this sort of thing). I have kept meaning to blog this week but it has been hectic too, visiting family and getting…
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July 30, 2012 0

Chennai here we come!

I’m soo proud to be part of chennai challenge, i think it’s going to be an amazing experience and I can’t believe how close the whole group has come since we started this years project! I’m so much better with getting the money together now, writing letters here and there & being good at customer…
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July 30, 2012 1

It’s only a game

Playing games. Normally a fond memory that people have of their childhood. Children have great fun playing games, and are encouraged to have a go at things and play for the fun of it. Playing games can be a great way to learn about teamwork and learn about coping with success and failure. There are…
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June 22, 2012 0