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It is always an experience going to India.Actually it is quite often an experience just trying to get there, and we not due to go for another 4 and a bit weeks. I had thought that this year we had got the Visa application sorted. Everyone filled them in online, I helped them do it…
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July 4, 2010 0

Swimming to India

Aaaaah I am almost literally swimming to India today! Months of hardcore training (well, sort of) have gone into this but I think we are ready. This is my first actual fundrasing event so I hope it goes o.k. The real fun begins tomorrow trying to round up everyone who sponsored us! Wish us luck!…
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March 22, 2010 1

Just like a swan.

August is always the best month for Chennai Challenge. The team are out in Chennai, working hard, eating curry, doing good things in communities and having a good time. However, it is now February and in the UK it seems like Chennai is thousands of miles away (oh, yes), and the weather is definately not…
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February 14, 2010 0

Barney’s first thought

First thoughts about Chennai. Argh! How do i make the money? What will kids at school pay to do?

January 31, 2010 0

BOOYARRR i got here 1st :)

First of all, it probably would be helpful if I learnt how to spell Chennai,after spending at least half an hour trying to log in, sad face -> 🙁 I’m so excited after the 1st meeting, it is going to be wickedand awesomeand IN TENTS 😉 …. now, this is where you lot also post…
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January 24, 2010 1

Back Home

Well here we are, back home again and getting on with normal life after a great trip in Chennai for 24 days. We did lots and lots, and have a great deal of pictures, a few of which you can see online: and also you can see video at: have a look to…
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September 4, 2009 0

Home Time…

Hey folks, sorry it has been a year of so few blogs. To be honest, we simply haven’t had the time. We have now arrived safely back in the UK and are very tired having travelled over night. More information will surely pop up soon concerning works done this year and also thoughts for next…
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August 29, 2009 0

I’m sure it hasn’t been this busy…..

Sorry about how long it has been since the last post- we’ve been so very busy that I have chosen the highlights. On Wednesday 14th six of us were guests of honour at the main YMCA Branch called Esplanade for an Independence Eve Dinner, which also included a prize draw. We were dressed up in…
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August 26, 2009 0

How to ride an elephant…

Yes we are still here, despite the very busy schedule- which is why this post is so short! All the team are well, but motions keep changing day to day….. Yesterday we went to Mallapurum- which involved the usual excellent Indian driving. We opted for a van with air-con, and had various team members complaining…
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August 18, 2009 0

All the independent countries now stand up.

So then, India is Independent, Hoorah! 62years of and yet it somehow feels slightly odd being here and joining in the celebrations. We do celebrate however, and are always made very welcome. Almost too welcome at some points. Anyway to get to the point, we split the team in two to go to different celebrations…
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August 16, 2009 0