Tag: Oasis India

In which our intrepid adventurer meets and meets again

The rains have abated – hallelujah! This means that I have been wandering around Chennai enjoying a shake in the Fruit Shop on Greams Road, taking photos of the local area and partaking of some DELICIOUS food. It also means that I have been able to get some work done for Chennai Challenge. Yesterday morning…
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November 18, 2015 0

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

Looking back

Team meber James Shaw has made a wonderful video showing a little glimpse of the work that happened in 2011. Have a look and then tell us what you think!


September 25, 2011 2

What did they think?

Another Blog with only a few words to read. A few of the team members share their memories and thought on their experience in the video.


September 12, 2011 0

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

Another day…another juice!

One of the joys of visiting Chennai is the famous Fruit Shop on Greams Road.  This shop does not sell, as the name might suggest, fruit – but rather fruit juices and milkshakes of many MANY varieties.  Indeed this very afternoon the lads of Team A (and Emma) had a bit of a lad’s night…
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August 10, 2011 5

Blue Edge

Today some of the group went to Blue Edge to help with an English lesson, it was very rewarding and enjoyable. They really made me smile and showed me how much  they appreciated their education, we did some role play pretending be shop keepers and overlooked an exciting game of Pictionary. It was very overwhelming to see…
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August 8, 2011 0

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

Silence is Golden?

Sup… This week (04/04/11 – 08/04/11) I have been completing a sponsored silence (original I know). You may think wow, five days of Barney Blake being silent…. and yes I am amazed as well but I do allow myself do have breaks in the evenings to let it all out and let my larynx continue…
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April 7, 2011 0

A time to…

My favourite time travel movie is (obviously) Back to the Future.  I can’t tell you how thoroughly childish and excited I was when it had a cinematic re-release last year.  I was 1 when it first came out, so I never got the chance to watch it in the cinema.  This time I took full…
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March 16, 2011 0