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Countdown to Chicken Week! 3days to go!!

Preparations are in full swing for what is tipped to be the biggest event of the year – Quest Overseas Chicken Week 2009! Suggestions have been flooding in, including swimming in the sea, dancing the birdy song and catching the Eurostar to Paris (one step too far I think?!). If you would like me to […]

Brazil team leaves their project

After a fantastic month of work in Mangueira complex, improving the lives of the children in Casa Lar and entertaining the hundreds of kids in the Tia Neuma school (not to mention their fantastic exploits in the Rio Carnival parade), the team has now moved onto their expedition. I believe they are currently enjoying the […]

Climb Kilimanjaro

Not wanting to be out done by the comic relief lot, (though we are impressed) we know that we can do it better. So in light of chicken week, on the condition we raise the money to house and build the chicken farm, we will climb Kili and parade around the top sporting our out-fits […]

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Seeing green, leprechauns, shamrocks and pints of guinness everywhere you go today? Never fear… you aren’t going mad – today marks St Patrick’s Day, the annual celebration of the patron saint of Ireland. Cue public holidays and days off work in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and (most bizarrely)the tiny Carribbean island of Montserrat. […]

Gap Fair – Ashby School

As I write Andy and Jon are at Ashby School in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire waiting to answer any questions you might have about our projects or gap years in general. So go along and say hello! The fair lasts from 10:45am til 2pm and directions to the school are here!

Comic Relief – Red Nose Day…All Day…Today!

For the chance to see Robbie Williams dressed as a little girl and French and Saunders last ever sketch tune into BBC1 from 7pm tonight and watch the Comic Relief TV Extravaganza. For a taste of the former delight have a look at the clip on the BBC News Page! Comic Relief this year is […]

Last night I dreamed of chickens…

Chicken Week – begins 23rd March. Last night I dreamed of chickens, there were chickens everywhere, they were standing on my stomach, they were nesting in my hair, they were pecking at my pillow, they were hopping on my head, they were ruffling up their feathers as they raced about my bed. They were on […]

Thanks St Swithun’s for the lasagne!

Another successful gap fair last night, thanks to the staff and students of St Swithun’s Winchester for hosting the event, we hope you found it useful – and thank you for the tasty dinner! These events often serve as great opportunities for us to learn about what everyone else is getting up to in the […]

Surf’s Up

Check out these absolutely incredible photos taken of the inside of waves by photographer Clark Little. He has spent his life swimming in huge seas capturing views normally only seen by the most intrepid surfers…and the results are fantastic! Click here to see Clark Little’s gallery on the Guardian website. If surfing sounds like something […]

Save the Rhino with Benedict Allen

The 7th Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture Benedict AllenUNBREAKABLEWednesday 11th March 2009, 7.30pmThe Royal Geographical Society, London Following his recent popular TV series Unbreakable, in which eight athletes were pushed to their mental and physical limits, explorer Benedict Allen takes a look at what helps keep any of us going in the face of disaster. It […]