Ready or Not…

Rob’s thought for the day on Friday/Saturday was about playing games.  Specifically it was about playing Hide and Seek and, whilst Barney was keen to undermine his faulty mixed metaphor, here is the basic premise: Once you’ve counted down from 10 to 1 the words you say are “Coming, ready or not!”  Indeed, Rob said,…
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July 11, 2011 0

Going out with a purpose

This is my (Barney) second blog about Chennai Challenge and I am writing it because this week I experienced something really I would guess amazing and something that I think really can be applied to the Chennai Challenge experience. I play national league basketball for Shropshire Warriors U18’s and this Wednesday (6/7/11) we played a…
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July 10, 2011 0

My first blog

Hurrah, I’ve finally managed to get here! Charlie the technical wizard taught me well. Well, quickly. We have just had our final meeting before we fly to India! I am looking foward so much to going back to India, that i am only dreading two things: Not being able to eat paneer (Cheese, love the…
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July 9, 2011 1


Monday 18th July @ 8:30pm Screen on the Green Cinema (Highbury) The original 1931 version of Frankenstein, directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff is horror at its finest.  In a one off charity fundraising event, Chennai Challenge presents a screening of this chilling cult film.  Join us at the Screen on the Green…
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June 24, 2011 0

Big Old Biryani

So, the time is fast approaching.  We are very close to boarding a plane and setting off to foreign climes – namely India and Chennai.  Just over a month.  This means our final meeting is also approaching apace.  Due to various set backs my visa has only just been returned to me complete (but I…
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June 23, 2011 1

Bedford Avenue

It is always great to see people raising money for us. It means we can go and do good things with it! On Saturday night 46 people braved the hot and sweaty upper room of the Prince of Wales and were treated to a fantastic evening of entertainment, featuring the wonderful Carys Egner and the…
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June 19, 2011 0

Curry and hockey – Fundraising times

I’ve been meaning to write a blog post in ages, but as usual time is running away from me, where have the weeks gone? I only have one exam left and then a long summer stretches ahead of me – India seems closer every day, and ever more exciting. A few weeks ago (well, more…
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June 18, 2011 0

James Bond, good memories and scary food

On Saturday afternoon there was a great thing on the TV-James Bond. I have liked James Bond for as long as I can remember, he always looked like a good person to be, escaping from certain death, having great gadgets, saving the world from some terrible plot by an over the top villain and always…
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June 12, 2011 4

Visa Revisited

About a year ago I wrote a blog about getting visas to go to India. It seems like a simple thing to have to do, so why does it require a blog last year? Well you could read it, or just trust me that getting a visa last year was frustrating. So this year, I…
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May 31, 2011 2

My Chennai Challenge

I could sit here and ramble on about how difficult raising money for Chennai Challenge has been, but I’m not going to lie my family, friends and church have really taken it all on board literally throwing money at me! My church has been so lovely, giving up their time and even their own homes to…
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May 25, 2011 1