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Momentum and inertia

The ancient Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu is quoted as saying:  “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” Often that single step can be very hard to take. Even if we are moving toward something that is exciting or that we really want, starting the journey, overcoming the inertia can prove a huge…
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February 1, 2014 1

The First Meeting

Well hello there! I’m currently typing this this on the train home from London after the first team meeting. Chloe and I just had quite a scare as the train was stopped due to no electricity or something. We thought we were never going to get home! The elderly gentleman next to me has told…
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January 25, 2014 0

Christmas is Coming!

Christmas is coming. Or so John Lewis, M&S, Coca-Cola and all other retailers would have us believe.  Now don’t get me wrong – I love Christmas, and I look forward to seeing Santa winking on the back of the big red lorry along with all the other exciting preludes to December 25th.  However it’s the…
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November 10, 2013 1

Who makes the rules?

The inspiration for my blog this week has come from the unlikely source of Russell Brand. I hope to look at a little bit of Indian and British history that this makes me think about. In the past week Russell Brand has been in the news for his political views. Not what he is normally…
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November 2, 2013 0

Mary reporting for duty…

I am currently making very good use of my time on the bus and getting started with my blog on the way home after my ambassador meeting numero uno with Emma. We discussed the history of the charity and ‘reflected’ on the trip 2012, as well as discussing future plans of Chennai Challenge (it’s all…
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October 29, 2013 0

My biggest challenge so far…

Wow, it is that time of year again where we have begun our recruitment for team members for next years project to Chennai, India. This is very exciting as we have had a year of planning, restructuring, celebrating and deciding upon the future of Chennai Challenge. So for next year we are looking for potential project…
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October 26, 2013 0

Why I became a Chennai Challenge Ambassador

 By Tamsin Woods Ok, So I’m a Chennai challenge Ambassador now!! Scary stuff! I was lucky enough to be involved in their first project back in 2007 and from there on in I was hooked!! The difference that you feel you make to the kids in the orphanage is so huge that nothing I have…
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October 19, 2013 0

The name’s Woods…Ambassador Woods

Our Ambassadors scheme is quite a new thing.  We have recently recruited 8 of our previous team members to join us as Chennai Challenge Ambassadors.  You may have read Rachel Winnington’s blog a few weeks ago about her involvement in the scheme and her meeting with Cathy to plan what stuff she’s going to get…
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October 12, 2013 1

Shop til you drop

Today, like so many other people, I went grocery shopping. From my perspective this was a fairly horrid experience, mainly because it was shopping. I don’t like shopping. I do however like to eat, I do it every day, and so shopping is a necessary thing. Equally I like having new things, which I have…
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October 5, 2013 0

Vocation, Vocation, Vocation…

  On Tuesday, teachers all over the country are going on strike to protect their pensions, work/life balance and pay and conditions. This has, yet again, caused a lot of negative reaction from parents who feel we should not be striking as we have enough pay and far too many holidays. Unfortunately, recent surveys have shown that…
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September 28, 2013 1