12 June 2008

Fishy Fishy Fishy

Today was our second last day at Yue Miao for the CSR week. We started the day by enjoying yet another big meal at the school and chatting with the students. The major activity of the day was the trip to the acquarium. It was a bit difficult for us, mainly due to the language barrier, so between the five …

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12 June 2008

Yue Miao (Shanghai) – Day 3

As Day 4 was going to be a very exciting one for the residents of Yue Miao, they had a quiet day today and rested, so we needed to occupy ourselves which meant it was time to shop for some new instruments for the Music Room. With some of the money donated to TLC, a former shed was able to …

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12 June 2008

Google’s Brin Books Bargain Space Flight

According to a number of big news outlets, Google co-founder Sergey Brin has booked himself a seat on a future orbital space flight, for the bargain price of $5 million. Whilst that might not sound like the cheapest long-distance trip you could snap up, it’s quite a bargain when you hear that a seat on the next flight was just …

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12 June 2008

The Eden Project – 2 Views

This update on Day 2 of the project from Sarah Tupman: "All battered and bruised but totally worth it. Having spent a long time cutting down the overgrowth, the stinging needles packed a bit of a punch. Volunteer work is something that should get much more respect than it currently receives. There are places in this country that are absolutely …

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11 June 2008

Facebook IS Gone From Blackberrys

First of all, I should start by apologising for the slightly sensationalist headline to this entry. Last time I used a similar one, it seemed to get a lot of views, so I thought I should see if lightning really does strike twice. Anyway, where was I? Incidentally, I would normally add a courteous line break in here, but Typepad …

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11 June 2008

Guguletu.. more pics from Day 3

With Monday and Tuesday being warm (well relatively warm) sunny days, Wednesday made up for it with torrential rain which came down in buckets and some. But we pressed on…James, Bernie and Rick starting with the fencing. The rain cleared up a little in the late morning. The swings that we put up last year were broken. Nico making  up …

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11 June 2008

Day 3 at Vuyani CSR 2008

This morning we were faced with showers of rain but luckily we were kept dry thanks to our tightly fitted rain gear, we managed to get some work done on the gates and we fixed the swings which were not in working order. We had great fun watching the children play on the swings again. At 13h00 the weather cleared …

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11 June 2008

When Celebrities Network! Part 9 – Dom Joly

The last celebrity for today’s session – following on from Rory Cellan-Jones and Leigh Francis earlier – is with TV funny-man Dom Joly. Dom is another of the celebrities we spoke to who has recently moved in to the world of Podcasting, with fellow comedian Danny Wallace on the Cobra Pubcast. Dom Joly Dom Joly is probably best known for …

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11 June 2008

Operation Clear-up Cornwall, Part 2

China clay clean-up Drinks first before starting work and it feels like they are putting something in our drinks to make us work harder! It’s a gorgeous day, Neil, Nick & Laura are well kitted out sporting trendy flip flops. Kristian samples some bitter-sweet wild strawberries and we get a tools talk – don’t chop anyone’s arm off is the …

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11 June 2008

When Celebrities Network! Part 8 – Leigh Francis

After our great chat with BBC Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones earlier today, we now move on to a chat with the brilliant Leigh Francis – perhaps more well-known as TV’s Avid Merrion / Craig David / Mel B / Keith Lemon / The Bear to name but a few. Leigh Francis As the creator of the smash-hit Channel 4 show …

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