Category: Pre India

Missing India and Team 2015

Tomorrow is the start of team 2015 with our first meeting.  I am really excited but slightly nervous at the same time. I have not been on project since 2011, which seems like such a long time ago.  Lots of other amazing things have happened like having a beautiful son, but I have missed India…
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January 23, 2015 0

Culture…Shock!

In a week’s time the Chennai Challenge team for 2014 will be in India recovering from jet lag and adjusting to an entirely new culture. I have to admit that I am more than a little excited about this. One of my favourite things about running Chennai Challenge projects is the joy of introducing people…
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July 27, 2014 1

Jet packing to stafford

Travelling home from a fantastic team building and planning session at the Indian YMCA in London, we’ve all had a brilliant time in the company of the rest of the team – there’s been lots of laughter and fun playing games, singing songs and practicing craft and activities as well as informative and thought provoking…
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July 13, 2014 0

Communication

A Blog, by 2014 team member Mary: Aloha, Bonjour, Howdy, Hola, Kalimera, Ahnyong, Konnichiwa, Nameste, Salaam Alekum, Bon Giorno, Ni Hao, Guten tag, Jambo, Chao, Bom dia, G’day , Vannakam –          all ways to express our greetings – to say hello, hi there, heya. Yo, sup y’all. There are so many other ways to communicate…
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May 5, 2014 0

A numbers game

We are surrounded by numbers, our lives are full of them, from shopping, sport and the media. Television is full of numbers, obviously you have Countdown, staple viewing for the retired and students, with it’s numbers round. Then you have 8 out of ten cats, a show based around statistics. Also “8 out of ten…
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March 1, 2014 0

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

Just before we go

Hi everyone,  Well here it goes, I am attempting to write my second blog, I apologise I haven’t blogged more regularly as work has been hectic (and I am not very good at this sort of thing). I have kept meaning to blog this week but it has been hectic too, visiting family and getting…
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July 30, 2012 0

Chennai here we come!

I’m soo proud to be part of chennai challenge, i think it’s going to be an amazing experience and I can’t believe how close the whole group has come since we started this years project! I’m so much better with getting the money together now, writing letters here and there & being good at customer…
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July 30, 2012 1