Category: Reflection

Independent

On Friday it was the celebration of American Independence. Well in the USA it was anyway. It’s not really a celebration that is very popular outside of the USA. However there are many other countries which do celebrate independence at some point throughout the year. It is a sign that independence is important to us,…
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July 5, 2014 0

The votes are in..

Elections give people the opportunity to elect their leaders. We should be able to look at the range of parties and make an informed decision as to which most closely matches our own views, and elect leaders who we trust to make choices on our behalf. However judging from the 34.2% turnout in the recent European…
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June 7, 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

Who makes the rules?

The inspiration for my blog this week has come from the unlikely source of Russell Brand. I hope to look at a little bit of Indian and British history that this makes me think about. In the past week Russell Brand has been in the news for his political views. Not what he is normally…
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November 2, 2013 0

Why I became a Chennai Challenge Ambassador

 By Tamsin Woods Ok, So I’m a Chennai challenge Ambassador now!! Scary stuff! I was lucky enough to be involved in their first project back in 2007 and from there on in I was hooked!! The difference that you feel you make to the kids in the orphanage is so huge that nothing I have…
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October 19, 2013 0

Shop til you drop

Today, like so many other people, I went grocery shopping. From my perspective this was a fairly horrid experience, mainly because it was shopping. I don’t like shopping. I do however like to eat, I do it every day, and so shopping is a necessary thing. Equally I like having new things, which I have…
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October 5, 2013 0

Endings and New Beginnings…

24th August 2013….no trip to India….no daily blogs…no questions about our passage…no stepping out of our comfort zone…WAIT! Ignore that last one. It’s the end of August which means for many people new challenges ahead. What with A-level results, GCSE results and a new academic year a lot of us are having to once again…
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August 24, 2013 0

Celebrating what was and looking at what’s to come!

Wow!!!! What a mad weekend it has been. What seems like a lifetime in the making and in one evening our ‘First 50’ celebration is over. It was so good to meet up with old team members reminiscing and enjoying fond memories and a chance to meet those team members whom we haven’t met but who…
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June 30, 2013 1