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Come on….take on the challenge….

I love trying new, different things and challenging myself.  For me going through life without any challenges at all would be pretty boring, right? Going from day to day being able to do every single thing with ease and confidence is just too easy, yes? When we create challenges for ourselves we create excitement, we…
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April 27, 2013 0

Breakfast

I love breakfast.  I thought this as I sat down to eat my freshly baked soda bread with scrambled eggs and bacon this morning.  I don’t just love ‘special’ breakfast times, this week we have been sitting down every morning at 7am to eat breakfast together as a family.  Normally we have had simple cereal…
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April 20, 2013 3

News

OK, so it’s my turn to write an entry for the blog. Over the last few months we have been talking a lot about the future of the charity and how we want to approach the next 5 years. But we haven’t talked much about these ideas and this vision on the blog. As many…
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April 13, 2013 1

Who’s up for a challenge?

There seem to be a lot of challenges around in life at the moment. When I say this I am not thinking of all of the problems of the world, recession  and the like, I am more thinking about things that are offered and advertised as a challenge for our entertainment. Just to think of some of…
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April 6, 2013 0

Hot Cross Buns, Chocolate Eggs and Dr Who!

YES, after weeks of no chocolate, cakes or anything sweet the day has finally arrived when I can fill my boots with it all! Lent is over and the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend brings tasty treats (including my first attempt at Hot Cross Buns: recipe below), a long weekend and the return of the popular tv…
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March 31, 2013 2

Born to be a leader….

Leadership – this month has seen global changes in leadership; a new pope, a new archbishop of Canterbury and not to be left behind, we at Chennai Challenge are developing our leadership and management structure.  This got me thinking about the phrase commonly heard, ‘born to be a leader.’   Some people believe that leaders are…
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March 23, 2013 2

Lent, generosity and choice

It’s lent and so a time where many people decide to give something up. Favourites seem to be chocolate, biscuits, cake or coffee. Some people do all of them! There are also those who will give up a particular activity, such as Facebook or watching TV. However my favourite lent activity is not giving up, but…
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March 16, 2013 3

It’s my birthday

Today, ladies and gentleman, is my birthday. I suppose I could therefore write a blog entry about myself, my birthday and all the things that I want. If I’m honest I don’t think that would be very difficult.  But let’s face it a list of the things I want would be boring for you and…
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March 8, 2013 0

What’s in it for me?

For a lot of people, motivation is hard to come by. In order for them to do something, anything, there has to be a very obvious benefit or reward for them, or why bother? As a society we try to use rewards and punishments to keep our society working as we what it to, in…
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March 2, 2013 0

A Trip Down Memory Lane

I feel a bit too young to be saying that but I must say that is what it feels like considering that it was a over a year ago that I first met everyone and that it’s been nearly 6 months since we went out to India. I’ve been meaning to write a blog for…
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February 23, 2013 1