Tag: Food

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

Food Glorious Food!!!

Well what a month. It has been a slow start getting back into the fundraising mode, making me slightly concerned about how I will manage to raise the £1500 to go to Chennai this year. I know I will do it and it is a day like today that helps me realise this. “Since you…
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April 11, 2014 1

Frugal Times

Have you ever had an unexpected bill?  I had one this week!  The car had to go in for it’s MOT and service.  I had in my head that there would be a little bit of work…I knew that it would fail on the windscreen wipers!  So I had in my head that it would…
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June 15, 2013 1

Hot Cross Buns, Chocolate Eggs and Dr Who!

YES, after weeks of no chocolate, cakes or anything sweet the day has finally arrived when I can fill my boots with it all! Lent is over and the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend brings tasty treats (including my first attempt at Hot Cross Buns: recipe below), a long weekend and the return of the popular tv…
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March 31, 2013 2

Resolutions, baby food and giving

I don’t know about you but I find it very difficult to stick to my resolution to lose weight.  I’m sure that I make a similar resolution every year and somehow (mainly through food!) I never manage it.  I always end up at around about the same weight regardless of how much I eat or…
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January 19, 2013 0

I”m in India!

Hey Guys! Sorry to my Mum and Grandparents who are eagerly awaiting this! This is the first time I’ve had available to blog as I have just come back from Yellagiri today! Yellagiri was fantastic! (Even though it took us 7 hours to get there!) A great time to spend with the boys and learn…
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August 6, 2012 6

Fundraising Fandangos.

As a very excitable member of the Chennai Challenge Team 2K12 (<< does this make me cool!?) I have decided to waffle about fundraising, primarily to keep Isaac (my Team Leader) happy, and perhaps because I find it therapeutic, Ladies and Gentlemen you have been warned. >.< Basically, insane as it sounds I have spent…
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March 11, 2012 2

India was awesome

Its been just over a week since I arrived back to the U.K and Team B have just landed at Heathrow Airport. India was awesome and I already want to go back next year. I surprisingly miss the food, the people and of course the boys from YMCA Boys Town. As soon as I left the airport with my parents I realised how cold it…
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August 31, 2011 2

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

Tarpaulin, drainpipe and wooden pieces of square!

So day 3 of Chennai Challenge Barney in his blogging frenzies has already mentioned the food consumed by our team during this day  – I am glad he has got his priorities right! Our day yesterday began with boys town session planning. The team was split up into mentor groups and given the task of…
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August 7, 2011 3