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League Football is back!

English sports fans may be having a bad weekend after having blinked and missed the English first innings batting performance. All is not lost though, because after a close season not much longer than a few weeks, the Football League is back in action from tomorrow – yippee! Some people may be waiting until next week […]

Gap Year Training weekend

Quest Overseas make sure that every volunteer that goes away with us is fully prepared.  We hold training days for all our teams that mean volunteers can meet their leaders, learn about the project and expedition, receive talks on kit and health and safety as well as getting to know the group they’ll be with […]

Largest wind farm in Africa

Electricity in Africa is becoming an increasing problem as supply is outstretched by demand.  Power sharing is common in South Africa where new developments such as super markets have to regularly switch to their own generators.  To add to the problem 16,000 workers at Eskom, South Africa’s biggest electricity firm have threatened to strike next […]

London Triathlon Pride

Well after months of gruelling training, it was all worth it. I took part in my first London Triathlon on Sunday – 1500m swim in the London docks, 40km bike along the Thames and 10km run through the docklands area. It was hard, but a lot of fun, and although the photo above was taken […]

Largest wind farm in Africa

Electricity in Africa is becoming an increasing problem as supply is outstretched by demand.  Power sharing is common in South Africa where new developments such as super markets have to regularly switch to their own generators.  To add to the problem 16,000 workers at Eskom, South Africa’s biggest electricity firm have threatened to strike next […]

London Triathlon Pride

Well after months of gruelling training, it was all worth it. I took part in my first London Triathlon on Sunday – 1500m swim in the London docks, 40km bike along the Thames and 10km run through the docklands area. It was hard, but a lot of fun, and although the photo above was taken […]

How to deal with homesickness while away

We all miss things while away from home, whether it’s friends, family or bacon sandwiches. The good news is, the more you travel, the easier it gets, as you know you will be coming home soon (and let’s be honest, not much will have changed). But if we’re honest, we’ll always miss something, no matter […]

Nelson’s Column Upstaged?

Wondering what to do with your summer? Perhaps you’d like to make a statement being a part of one of London’s most famous monuments. If that does sound tempting, then you might want to join Anthony Gormley’s “One and Other” project in Trafalgar Square. For the next 100 days, the square’s “fourth plinth” will be […]

How to deal with homesickness while away

We all miss things while away from home, whether it’s friends, family or bacon sandwiches. The good news is, the more you travel, the easier it gets, as you know you will be coming home soon (and let’s be honest, not much will have changed). But if we’re honest, we’ll always miss something, no matter […]