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Changing communities in Chennai

Hello lovely people back home or wherever you are reading this from! Another fantastic, jam-packed day here in Chennai. This morning we went shopping again to get the last few bits and bobs for our trip to Yellagiri tomorrow morning for four days! (This will mean that we wont have a blog during that time..)…
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August 6, 2015 1

Shopping, Squashing and Falooda

Suzanne here checking on day 3. All busy, busy, busy as we continue to plough on with preparing for Yellegiri which is ‘literally in a minute’. So to start the day we had usual breakfast at the YMCA, some of the team members feeling a little ropey – possibly from the change in diet. We…
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August 5, 2015 0

Thankfulness

At last, we are here in India. I can literally not put into words just how excited I am to be back here. India is literally my favourite place on earth and I am just so happy to finally be back again. We started our day with my Thought for the Day where I decided…
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August 4, 2015 0

After a loooonngg Journey…

We have arrived!!! We left England at 8.45pm on Sunday and arrived at YMCA Vepery at 8pm Monday evening. A very long journey with lots of sleeping people throughout the journey On arrival at the YMCA we had a very warm welcome and we lovingly cooked a dinner of Egg Dosa and Omelette. A new…
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August 4, 2015 1

Random acts of kindness…

Today has been busy… At 7am Rob, Sarah, Chloe, Steven and Frances set off to go to Kanchipuram, a local temple town, to see the temple’s and be blessed by an elephant. The rest of us had breakfast at 8.30am and began our day as usual. Ran a few errands and prepared to go and…
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August 17, 2014 0

Yelagiri Hills by Mary Palmer!

Vanakam! We have just arrived back at the YMCA Vepery after an awesome few days with the YMCA Kottivakam boys in the Yelagiri hills where we lead an activity holiday for them. Day 1 of Yelagiri began with a six hour bus journey (with stops for ice cream and biscuits!) with all of the 58…
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August 15, 2014 0

A trip around Chennai

Hello and welcome to day 5 in the Chennai Challenge camp. We started the day today with an awesome thought for the day from Scary Mary (she’s not really scary-its an in joke). We all read a bit of a poem about being special and individuals and then we all drew around both of our…
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August 7, 2014 0

Day 4: English Lessons, afterschool clubs and Rain!

Hello all and vanakam! (From Mary A.K.A Pretty Green!) I’m chilling very comfortably in the air conditioned, wi-fi equipped reception of YMCA Vepery. I’ve opted out of shopping after a lovely team dinner at ‘the Ritz’ (obviously not ‘THE Ritz’) as to be honest, I’m all shopped out! Today has been most productive, beginning with…
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August 6, 2014 0

Right time, wrong place…

Having already written this post once, and having lost it whilst uploading the ice cream picture, here is a shorter version of what might have been, in this place itself, previously. We had breakfast together then Team meeting. The Thought For the Day this morning was from Suzanne and allowed us to ponder on poverty,…
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August 4, 2014 0

Vanakkam from Joy & Joy!

After having dinner at the Doveton Cafe and spilling curry down ANOTHER SHIRT, I am blogging in a squashed up internet cafe with Tamsin, Mary and Sarah (who are on the other side of the room which is abit pants). We also have free wifi at the YMCA we’re staying at, but I felt that…
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August 3, 2014 1