Tag: Chennai Challenge

Bedford Avenue

It is always great to see people raising money for us. It means we can go and do good things with it! On Saturday night 46 people braved the hot and sweaty upper room of the Prince of Wales and were treated to a fantastic evening of entertainment, featuring the wonderful Carys Egner and the…
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June 19, 2011 0

James Bond, good memories and scary food

On Saturday afternoon there was a great thing on the TV-James Bond. I have liked James Bond for as long as I can remember, he always looked like a good person to be, escaping from certain death, having great gadgets, saving the world from some terrible plot by an over the top villain and always…
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June 12, 2011 4

Visa Revisited

About a year ago I wrote a blog about getting visas to go to India. It seems like a simple thing to have to do, so why does it require a blog last year? Well you could read it, or just trust me that getting a visa last year was frustrating. So this year, I…
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May 31, 2011 2

Exam Stress

It is now the middle of exam season in the UK. The majority of students have just had exams, or are preparing to have them. It is not just restricted to those students who people might expect, but Year 6 students (age 11) have just had to do SATs, many students sitting formal exams will…
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May 21, 2011 1

Fund Raising Fun

So one of the most challenging things for me about Chennai Challenge is raising the money.  This has changed from when I first went.  On my first visit raising the funds was easy(ish).  I had a network of local people around me who all helped me to organise events and raise money in inventive ways. …
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May 14, 2011 0

Caption Competition!

A slightly different blog this time, it’s time for you to take part. Look at the picture below and post a comment with your amusing caption for it. You will win the satisfaction of showing everyone else how cleverand witty you are. Ready? look at the picture and post your caption


May 3, 2011 4

That was the weekend that was

Not much to read in this blog, but you can look at the video of what happened on the training weekend! If you want to read about the weekend look at this link If you want to go to the site we were at beaudesert.


May 2, 2011 2

12,000ft, 41 sec freefall at 131 mph!!!!

Well just another ordinary Sunday for me then yesterday!!! Maybe not! Experience life outside your comfort zone, one of the many challenges you are asked to face when becoming a team member for Chennai Challenge. I don’t think it gets any more outside your comfort zone then a skydive! I am one person who definitely…
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April 18, 2011 3

These are a few of my favourite things!

These are a few of my favourite things from being in India: The journey back from Kottivakkam after a busy session; Butter Chicken, Rice, Paratha at Blue Diamond; It’s a Knockout at Yellagiri; Visiting new projects with Oasis; Having a joke with Vijay; Mini Tiffin at Raaj Bhavan; Cheese Pav Baji at Raaj Bhavan; Mirinda…
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March 18, 2011 5

Food, Glorious Food

I love food.  I love love love food.  What a great idea food was, God. Last night for my birthday I was taken out to Roast in Borough Market.  It is a lovely restaurant with beautifully cooked food, good wine and superb service.  Somehow they have made sitting in a room with railway tracks on…
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March 10, 2011 0