News and articles from Sarah Hutchinson

He' got the whole world in his hands....

As I enter my last two weeks living in Kathmandu, in an international community, I have begun to say goodbyes and to face the task of packing. It is a strange time of emotions but I was reminded at Bible study on Tuesday night that God is Holy and that he has got the whole world in his hands…so no matter whether I am in Nepal, India or Northern Ireland..He is there with me!

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Posted on Sat, 23 May 2009

What a difference a day makes...

While spending a very pleasant overnight stay on the outskirts of the valley with my housemate, we got word of some issues around the firing of the army general here in Nepal on Sunday…and left early to get through bandhs and rumoured curfew. Today, the PM has resigned.

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Posted on Wed, 06 May 2009 | 0 comments

Same, same...but different

I have often come across this phrase when shopping here…you like one thing…but ask for a different colour (or one not covered in dust) – the shopkeeper proudly displays the subject of his soon to be sale…but it is different to the one you first looked at. When this is pointed out, the frequent reply is “No madam. Same same, but different”. And this phrase sums up my thoughts at the moment!

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Posted on Tue, 28 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

Time is marching on....

An awful pun…but so very true! In the past week the sky has been overcast and some thunder/lightening and much needed rain came on wednesday night…supposedly marking the end of winter and the start of increasing temperatures – so what I am to do now with the wooly hats and and jumpers I came with!! Life has settled into a “normal” routine here…but I have been pondering if that is a good thing…

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Posted on Fri, 20 Mar 2009

February - where did it go??

I have had a touch of bloggers block this month – I just haven’t had a moment to string the words together…or the power to transmit them!! So apologies if this turns out to be a mish mash of thoughts and ponderings from the past month. (Bloggers note: the power has just gone out…not according to schedule…so this blog has been copied and pasted online at a later, powered, time!)

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Posted on Thu, 26 Feb 2009

My first nepali anniversary (or nepaliversary!!)

One month, two homes, twelve hours of power and many blessings!

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Posted on Sat, 14 Feb 2009

More from Kathmandu

So much has happened since my first blog – my language class has completed, some blessed times with the team, a trip to Pokhara and my very first experience of a bandhe (road block protest)…and it’s only been just over a fortnight!!

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Posted on Mon, 26 Jan 2009 | 4 comments

Namaste from Nepal!

Power cuts, crazy traffic and buffalo bolognese…and that’s only 6 days in!

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Posted on Wed, 14 Jan 2009 | 1 comments