Monthly Archives: February 2012

How to Bake a Basic White Loaf

How to make a basic White Loaf

Taking it back to basics, baking is a simple as loaf of bread.  

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Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

Okay it’s not a pie, it’s a tart…. but I think sweet potato pie sounds better!

A thoroughly different use for Sweet Potato and a tough one to describe, think of the filling as a cross between cheesecake and a custard tart.  

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Some Lovely Things Too….

Visiting Rwanda and sharing my story with you has been an unbelievable experience. I have told you the key points, the things that have affected me most and the parts that I believed everyone should know.

I have come away, having learnt so much more.

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Projects to Make a Difference

I’ve also seen first hand how Save the Children projects are already helping to turn things around.

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from the trip it’s that the people of Rwanda want to change things, they just need to be shown how. 

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The Boy Who Broke My Heart

I have held back from sharing this story for a couple of days, I haven’t been ready to tell it until now.

Meet Nsengiyumva he is 3 years old.

When I arrived on the children’s ward at the Butaro District Hospital it was medicine time for Nsengiyumva, he didn’t want to have it, he was refusing to swallow.

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The Hidden Hunger

Help us create a digital storm

on Wednesday 15th February 2012

Thanks to the help of tireless supporters, 2011 saw Save the Children make breakthroughs that will change the lives of millions of children.

This year the focus is on tackling the hidden crisis of global childhood malnutrition and hunger.

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TPW Save the Children Recipe Challenge

Here’s a way for you all to get involved in the No Child Born to Die push to end the hidden hunger…

Time for The Pink Whisk Challenge…and this one is dedicated to Save the Children and the Hidden Hunger campaign.  

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Community Health Workers

Based at the Burare District Health Centre community health workers walk out across the countryside to visit families with children that have been identified by the clinic as malnourished.  They provide them with all important supplementation and support.  We went with them to meet two ladies whose children both suffer severely in different ways from malnutrition.

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At the Community Health Centre

Meeting Mums and Children

Today has been a super busy day taking in the work of  Save the Children projects.

First up was a visit to the newly built health centre it offers a maternity unit, childrens clinic and a hospitalisation wing.

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Rwanda with Save the Children

Arrived safely in Rwanda with the team.   I’m going to admit I’m a bit shell shocked – travelling so far on my own is in itself a big milestone for me let alone suddenly finding myself immersed in an African city.  

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