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Welcome to the Chingford Challenge 2010!

So, here I am, in Chingford. After a few days of getting used to the crazy culture out here, I thought it was finally time to write a blog to let you know how I’m getting. I arrived safely on Tuesday, whereupon I travelled to where I’m staying while here by the local transport system,…
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August 27, 2010 0

How’s India?

It’s great thank you, thanks for asking, it’s still awesome however the rain has turned for the worst and it seems to just be raining constantly :/ most of the boys from boys town (the boys we work with) have gone back to their parents/relatives and the school and grounds and cottages are flooded 🙁…
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August 25, 2010 0

Home!!!!

Well after three amazing weeks team A are home. We got off the plain to sunshine which needless to say did not last long! These past few weeks have been amazing and ife changing! I didn’t really know what to expect by coming out here and was really just going to enjoy the experience if…
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August 23, 2010 0

…have we been up to!

Ok so in all seriousness.. We went to Maharbralipurum (phonetic spelling!) It was wet, we got damp! Very Damp.. some more than others (Al, Fraser and Barney to mention a few!!) But let us begin at the very beginning. An early start, 8am, however India time meant we didn’t actually leave till 9:30am! The wide…
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August 23, 2010 0

What on Earth!

Hello, us again! We will give you a minute to run away screaming, or get a cup of tea for another long installment!….Here we go…See you later!Rachey and Em x


August 23, 2010 0

Goodbyes are hard to do…

So, here I am, sitting in Joy & Joy Internet Cafe for the last time for at least a year, possibly longer. I only have time to write a quick blog, as we leave for the airport in 4 hours and I still haven’t packed.I just wanted to say a public thank you to Chennai…
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August 22, 2010 0

We’re singing in the rain…..

Well, I’ve been to India before, but this is another first…India in Monsoon, wading through mahooooosive puddles in flipflops! Team B spent most of today planning, making big decisions on how to spend the generous donations given, that will make such a difference here. Then, session plans including songs, activities and games. That done off…
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August 22, 2010 0

India life and Banana noodles

So… i thought i would blog today, it’s Steve again by the way and you’ve got to understand there are a couple of hurdles to jump over when writing a blog, firstly, what to put as the title, this for me and i think any other Chennai challenge team member a long feat if nothing…
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August 22, 2010 0

Team B….at the ready!!!

Well….where to start! Team B got here after what seemed like an incredibly long flight, so it was sooo good to be met at the airport by Cathy and Isaac. A much needed sleep and we were somewhat refreshed, though still rather tired and ready to experience the Chennai challenges that lay ahead. A little…
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August 20, 2010 0

From Yellegiri with love

Picture the scene… Half six on a balmy Monday morning, 22 bleary eyed, incoherent and slightly shiny whiteys gathered in a pair of clammy, rusty, falling to pieces maxicabs ready to set out on the adventure of a lifetime! That is an adventure of a lifetime after stopping to pick up 130+small, veeerrrrrrry excited boys.


August 20, 2010 0