10, 000 Reasons…

7 December 2012

Dear Friends, The sun is out, my t-shirt wearing days are back, Christmas trees, decorations and music fill the shops. All this plus talk of chocaladadas and paneton means only one thing- November has come to an end and December is here! Living in the southern hemisphere gives me a very different feel for Christmas. […]

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Kingfisher’s Fire

1 November 2012

Dear Friends, I am sure the months are flying by faster than before. It only feels like yesterday that I was sitting down to write my last letter. Even though spring has arrived in Lima there are still many dreich days. I am looking forward to the day when I can forget about wearing a […]

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An x-citing, wonderful and zestful month!

9 October 2012

Dear Friends, This past month has been fairly busy at A Rocha Peru. Sarah French, from A Rocha International, came for a 10 day visit. It was a busy few days with A Rocha Peru’s 3 year planning meetings being held as well as visits and events. We now have a plan for the next […]

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Winter in Lima

7 September 2012

Dear Friends, As I write this I am wearing two jumpers and using a hot bottle to stay warm! I was warned winter in Lima would be cold, but I still wasn’t prepared for feeling this cold! At A Rocha Peru we are settling into our new office space. It is quite large compared to […]

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Viva el Peru!

1 August 2012

I honestly cannot believe how quickly this month has gone.  It’s been a bit action packed at times, but I’ve had fun. I started off this month helping two STEP teams with orientation upon their arrival in Peru to work with local churches.  I also debriefed one of the teams at the end of their […]

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High days and holidays!

7 July 2012

Dear Friends, The month of June started with the Silver Jubilee celebrations all around the UK. Here in Peru, the Brits got to celebrate as well. I went with a group from Latin Link to the British Ambassadors House for a ‘street party’. It was good fun, eating fish and chips made my day. It’s […]

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Retreat, Rehearsals and Running

6 June 2012

Dear Friends, On 31st May at 10am I took part in a nationwide earthquake practice. This is a bit like a school fire drill but on a grand scale! At the time, I was in the main square in Barranco, the district in Lima where the A Rocha Peru office is based. It was fun […]

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Settling in for Winter!

8 May 2012

Dear Friends, Winter is definitely on its way in Lima. It’s now much cooler and I find myself choosing to wear jeans and putting on a jumper in the evenings. I have been warned that by the end of next month my hot water bottle will be in full use. After a year of pretty […]

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Happy Easter!

10 April 2012

I hope you had a very Happy Easter! I had an enjoyable Easter weekend which included an English breakfast (of sorts) with friends and going to see some of the festivities that happen in a local district of Lima. I also used the long weekend to catch up on rest and enjoyed some of the […]

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About Hannah

After some language training to improve my Spanish I will be taking up the role of Short Term Coordiantor (STC) for Peru. The STC coordinates the Latin Link Step (teams) and Stride (people) programmes, placing them in projects lasting from a few weeks to two years. Based in Arequipa, I will be getting involved in a local church and my local community.

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