Tag: Chennai Challenge

Yellagiri and other such things

Vannakam! I hope summer in England is not too rainy, and you are all well – although thinking about it London could be on fire currently and we would have no idea, which is slightly surreal. On the subject of rain, last night there was a terrific storm and I woke up to a slightly…
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August 21, 2011 3

What’s that- we have no bananas…

One of the thing we are missing the most currently is fruit- so we sent a couple of people down to one of the various shops that sell fruit, so we could all top up. I do feel though that sometimes people think they can cheat with their fruit intake- many fruit juices and smoothies…
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August 12, 2011 0

India Time…

‘India Time’ is a concept that the Chennai Challenge have created which describes the way that time can pass while waiting for things in India. Examples of this are in 2007 when Cathy and Tamsin had to wait 4 hours at a shop called Gold Mine when they were trying to buy project equipment. The…
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August 7, 2011 4

Great culture, even better food…

This blog is going to be primarily about food. This is because I have so far bought primarily food. Lots of food. Amazing food! The new tastes of Indian food is often a big challenge for team members when they first come to India and this was the same for me last year. But this…
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August 6, 2011 1

From my point of view

The great thing about Chennai Challenge is that every time is different, but also it is different for all the team members. So far this year things have gone well from my perspective as leader. The flights with Jet Airways were good, and the transfer in Mumbai went really smoothly. As luck would have it…
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August 5, 2011 3

Ears, no need for them…

Wow, what a fantastic start to this year’s trip. This afternoon we went to the Boys Town and saw the boys for the first time this year. Spent our time singing songs, playing games, and introducing ourselves- with lots of shouting, and some of that was from the boys, and not just us… It is…
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August 5, 2011 0

News from the front

Anyway… India is going great Chennai Challenge 2011 is well up and running. The journey was as good as it could have been apart from a little turbulence on the way to Mumbai. We barely queued anywhere ( although Flo & I got stuck behind an annoying family in immigration :@ ) and we had…
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August 5, 2011 0

Come fly with me, and make a difference

Lets fly, let’s fly away! So in less than 12 hours time I will be in the air flying to India. One of the brilliant things about Chennai Challenge is that it is always different. Last year was the first year we took out a double team, going for a total of 4 weeks, but…
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August 3, 2011 1

Hooray!!!

I’ve done it! I’ve come back to blog again… Sorry, its just that its a really big thing for me to do it – I’m really not that technical! Everything is going well in the planning stages of my fourth and final (for the moment any way) visit India.  I have made lots of lists,…
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July 31, 2011 0

Exciting things

It is now a week until I fly to India with Chennai Challenge, and unsurprisingly I am quite excited. I am of course excited about all the good we will be able to do. I am excited about seeing lives made better by what we do. I am excited to see how the work of…
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July 29, 2011 1