My first india blog :)

So i’m sat here, this being the first time I’ve ever been to India by the way, and it is flipping hot!!! I’m also sat here not knowing what to write to the many world wide people who are and will be reading this, the first thing i really want to say is thank you!!…
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August 15, 2010 0

Independence Day!!!

It’s Independence Day!!!! Not the best day to be British you would think… however we have been the honoured guests at various celebrations around Chennai. Firstly let us just say team B have arrived!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After a bit of security problems in Chennai airport they eventually arrived safely at the YMCA at 06:30am for some much…
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August 15, 2010 0

New Website

Our new website is up and running and lets you keep track of eveything we’re up to.  See our Blog for up to the minute news on this year’s project, or flick through the galleries to see what we do. You can now subscrbe to our site using the Email Suscription button on the right…
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August 14, 2010 0

Me again! More ramblings largely about football.

So, yes, once again, tis I who is updating you, the lovely world about our goings on here in Chennai. This is clearly a response to the resounding success of my last post and nothing to do with the fact that currently Rob, Cathy and Isaac are all in bed as they are leaving the…
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August 13, 2010 0

They let me have a go!! Wooooo!!!!!!!

Oi Oiiiiiiii!!!!!! Hello world. So, it’s my turn. This means alot of rambling and a bit of rubbish, but hopefully this will be outweighed by something vaguely informative. But don’t hold your breath. Today started at 5.45 am as for the second day in a row I was awoken by Rob to go and play…
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August 11, 2010 0


Another day has flown by, they seem to be doing this very quickly. As ever it turned into a busy day. We had a slight change of plan and decided to go to Spencer Plaza before Boys Town, and change some money, do some shopping and have some lunch. We had spent the morning preparing…
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August 10, 2010 0

Bloggi all over the world

Welcome to our new installment on the Chennai Challenge Blog. Quite excitingly we know we have people reading the blog in America, as Bernard told us. As part of today’s program we visited Esplanade branch of the YMCA, the original branch in Chennai started in 1890 and built with English Steel girders. Anyway, we saw…
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August 9, 2010 0

The day after the storm

It’s day 5 in India (obviously)! Last night we had a lightning storm, by all accounts pretty impressive, a few managed to watch it by braving the stairs of death, however some of us slept through it! It’s been a quiet here today. Started our day with the longest Thought For The Day by Jackie…
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August 8, 2010 0

Serious Face

Back in Joy & Joy internet cafe, and feeling mostly fat and prosperous having eaten a fine meal at a new restaurant. Today has been amazing, with lots of achievements. The team have been successful in putting together a set of activity programmes for when we visit the Boys Town (including games, songs, and craft…
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August 7, 2010 0

Full speed ahead

So after the first day getting everyone used to India, we started to get stuck in on Thursday. After having a real nights sleep we had a top breakfast of poori massala, vadai and boiled eggs at the YMCA to start us off. After a little bit of planning and preparing we once again met…
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August 6, 2010 0