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

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

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


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

My first blog

Hurrah, I’ve finally managed to get here! Charlie the technical wizard taught me well. Well, quickly. We have just had our final meeting before we fly to India! I am looking foward so much to going back to India, that i am only dreading two things: Not being able to eat paneer (Cheese, love the…
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July 9, 2011 1


Monday 18th July @ 8:30pm Screen on the Green Cinema (Highbury) The original 1931 version of Frankenstein, directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff is horror at its finest.  In a one off charity fundraising event, Chennai Challenge presents a screening of this chilling cult film.  Join us at the Screen on the Green…
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June 24, 2011 0

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

This week I have…

So this week I have been doing the following things: Keeping track of the cricket (Go on India!) Trying to work out further ways to raise money for Chennai Challenge – including possibly running a couple of pub quizzes. enjoying sunshiney weather (until yesterday) Reading Henry VI part 1 Listening to Mumford & Son’s Sigh…
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March 31, 2011 0