Gingerbread – the gift of giving!

Now if there is one thing I love, except for coffee, it is gingerbread!  During Christmas, I especially enjoy buying the gingerbread coffees and this year, Costa’s amazing gingerbread muffin. Interestingly, gingerbread has been the one item to remind me that the great joy of Christmas is not only the wonder of nativity, but the…
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December 21, 2012 0

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

“Time Well Spent”

Last year at this stage (well, early September but who’s counting?) I wrote a blog about why we blog.  I extended the question into thinking about why we do anything, challenging my readers (ha!) to evaluate the motives behind their actions.  The ever wise John Harris (friend and Spiritual Board member) commented on the blog…
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October 5, 2012 0


I was having a quick chat with the Chennai Challenge team photo this morning when… Just kidding guys – I haven’t reached the talking-to-photos stage of reverse culture shock…yet! I am missing Chennai and the team though, but funny everyday things remind me of the summer – like if anyone says “totes” or “parred!”. I…
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September 30, 2012 2

How India has changed my life!

I don’t think there are any words to explain how amazing India was! I still can’t explain it to people because there aren’t any words that can make people understand how amazing, life changing and generally awesome India was! I can’t quite believe that I went to India and I don’t understand how to parts…
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September 17, 2012 3

YMCA Projects 2012

Take a look at the YMCA projrcts and work we completed this summer.

August 22, 2012 0


Take a look at the work we got up to with Oasis India on this years project in Chennai.  

August 22, 2012 0

kcohS erutluC esreveR

kcohS erutluC esreveR Having not managed to blog during our time in India, thinking about some post return issues. One of the issues which was highlighted at the training days and as we were getting ready to come home was “kcohS erutluC esreveR” . How would it affect us, what would we identify? Landing at…
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August 21, 2012 0

Yelagiri 2012

Take a look at what we got up to on our Activity holiday with the boys from Kottivakkum Boys Town in Yelagiri Hills.

August 20, 2012 1

The final two days! :)

So we are now sitting on the M25, in slight traffic with no beeping horns, lane structure and quiet! It feels very strange! Our last few days in Chennai have been so busy – sorry for the lack of social networking activity. Thursday was again an Oasis day – the teams delivered their last English…
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August 18, 2012 0