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Making a difference

4th Saturday means my time to blog! Unfortunately this also means there will be no recipes or baby related talk just a small insight into my thoughts…..I know scary! So here goes…. MAKING A DIFFERENCE – A thought for the week ahead…. When encouraging people to join a Chennai Challenge project, we often use the phrase…
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February 23, 2013 2

Eggs Benedict & Recipe

So this week in the news there has been the shock resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.  This would be the only papal resignation for 600 years and all the discussion are now how to appoint a new pope when the current one will still be around.  This is all because the pope is God‘s representative…
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February 16, 2013 0

Future Forecasting

A few weeks ago the Project Leaders of Chennai Challenge gathered at the YMCA Indian Student Hostel in London to talk over the future of the charity. In 2009 we created a “brand key” identifying who we are as a charity and helping us to have a recognisable character as well as clear objectives. Each…
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February 8, 2013 5

Anticipation and memories

So we have now got to the start of February after what seems to have been a long hard slog through January. So many people just seem to be finding this time of year bleak and depressing, the days are still short, the weather is cold, windy and wet. The excitement of snow was very…
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February 2, 2013 0

Discos – love or hate?

Discos are like Marmite, you either love them or hate them. Growing up, I always hated attending parties as it was customary to dance and anyone who knows me knows I don’t like dancing.  Yet surprisingly I am now the one up leading the dancing at every school disco we have! Unfortunately I have also been to many…
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January 26, 2013 6

Resolutions, baby food and giving

I don’t know about you but I find it very difficult to stick to my resolution to lose weight.  I’m sure that I make a similar resolution every year and somehow (mainly through food!) I never manage it.  I always end up at around about the same weight regardless of how much I eat or…
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January 19, 2013 0

6 Projects and counting…

Every year when we visit Chennai we challenge our team to think about what the new things that they have experienced. Whilst in India over August 2012 we even had a “first times” board on the wall in our meeting room. As people did something for the first time they wrote it up on the…
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January 10, 2013 0

Order, order

I do like to be organised. Not that I always am, but it always helps to have a system. The lovely feeling of having things in order, under control and organised is great. I don’t think that I am alone in liking a nice, ordered way of things, the  Dewey decimal system helps with organising non-fiction books,…
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January 5, 2013 2

Aside

So, it’s 2013. And last year I went to India. Last year. LAST YEAR. Sounds weird doesn’t it? And yet soon, the holidays will end, we’ll all get back to our normal everyday lives and forget the amazing things that can happen. But I want you to remember, that even though we’re “normal” *cough*, you…
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January 2, 2013 0

New Years Resolutions

So being the 5th weekend of the month it falls to me to bring you some pearls of wisdom from my good self… well of sorts anyway. How was christmas for everyone? A happy occasion? full of lots of gifts, food, drink? Now we reach New Years Eve! Amazing how fast one year can go…
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December 30, 2012 1