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Exam Stress

It is now the middle of exam season in the UK. The majority of students have just had exams, or are preparing to have them. It is not just restricted to those students who people might expect, but Year 6 students (age 11) have just had to do SATs, many students sitting formal exams will…
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May 21, 2011 1

Fund Raising Fun

So one of the most challenging things for me about Chennai Challenge is raising the money.  This has changed from when I first went.  On my first visit raising the funds was easy(ish).  I had a network of local people around me who all helped me to organise events and raise money in inventive ways. …
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May 14, 2011 0

Caption Competition!

A slightly different blog this time, it’s time for you to take part. Look at the picture below and post a comment with your amusing caption for it. You will win the satisfaction of showing everyone else how cleverand witty you are. Ready? look at the picture and post your caption


May 3, 2011 4

That was the weekend that was

Not much to read in this blog, but you can look at the video of what happened on the training weekend! If you want to read about the weekend look at this link If you want to go to the site we were at beaudesert.


May 2, 2011 2

Facing fears, flour fights and acts of kindness.

As the sun was beginning to break through the early morning clouds, two intrepid team members were preparing for the weekend of the month, Chennai Challenge Weekend Meeting 2! First stop, picking up three more, wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, team members before Yemma guided the convoy through the picturesque chase to our destination – THE LAIR, Beaudesert Park, Cannock!                                    Brief greetings and…
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May 1, 2011 2

Subway, Sandals and choice

Today is a bank holiday, and so I have no work. Due to external factors I no longer have to go to the beach with the in-laws either. Easter was yesterday so I have no church commitments. So I have that rare thing of being able to choose when I get up. This doesn’t happen…
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April 25, 2011 2

Cooking South Indian Breakfast

Five days ago I fractured my colcaneum, my heel bone.  I wasn’t expecting it to be as painful as it was, it seemed that it didn’t matter what position I had my foot it, it still really hurt. For three days I was unable to walk at all, not being able to put any pressure…
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April 23, 2011 1

12,000ft, 41 sec freefall at 131 mph!!!!

Well just another ordinary Sunday for me then yesterday!!! Maybe not! Experience life outside your comfort zone, one of the many challenges you are asked to face when becoming a team member for Chennai Challenge. I don’t think it gets any more outside your comfort zone then a skydive! I am one person who definitely…
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April 18, 2011 3

Leap of Faith!

Well what can I say other than ‘I’M ALIVE!!’. Yesterday four of us took a ‘Leap of Faith’ 13000 ft out of an airplane and all of us managed to survive the ordeal…just! Here is how the day worked itself out: 5:30am – Time to wake up – lots of yawning! 6:30am – A car…
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April 18, 2011 0

Silence is Golden?

Sup… This week (04/04/11 – 08/04/11) I have been completing a sponsored silence (original I know). You may think wow, five days of Barney Blake being silent…. and yes I am amazed as well but I do allow myself do have breaks in the evenings to let it all out and let my larynx continue…
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April 7, 2011 0