WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD DAIRY?

When people decide to reduce their fat intake – for whatever reason – they often eliminate dairy from their diet. This can be a huge mistake. Although eating excessive amounts is a bad idea, consuming less than the minimum recommendations can have a serious impact on our health. As we age, our bones begin to…

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MELLSTOCK SALUTES THE TIGER PROTECTORS

Saluting the Tiger Protectors Recently I was watching my two cats playfight under a hedge in the garden.  These two tabby brothers are still attached to each other but also find time to engage in quite aggressive horseplay that usually ends up with one or the other slinking off with his pride very much the…

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DO ALL ROADS REALLY LEAD TO ROME?

No of course not – but certainly, you can see why some may have said this.  My first ever visit to this most eternal of cities took place this November.  The opportunity came up and, as Rome was high on my wish list, I jumped at the chance to visit the former capital of arguably…

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I’M NOT GETTING ON THAT!!

There I was, frozen to the spot staring out the window at a Dash-8, at quite possibly, one of the world’s smallest international airports. “I am not getting on that”, I said to myself. Although I have never been afraid of flying, I had recently been struggling with anxiety and for the first time in…

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A LAUNCH OF A VERY DIFFERENT KIND

  In the funds industry, the word launch usually means the time when a new investment vehicle is made available to investors.  That’s when all the planning and effort taken to structure the fund, get the marketing and prospecting right, comes to fruition.  Launch day. In another world, away from concerns about finance, economics and…

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TOP 10 CITIES TO LIVE IN

The World’s Most Liveable City of 2016 is.. Melbourne, Australia has been declared as the most liveable city of 2016 for the sixth consecutive year. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s official ranking of the major cities worldwide considered stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure – providing a final rating out of 100. Melbourne, with…

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TOP 10 HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS

Octogenarians, Nonagenarians and Centenarians… 2016, please leave these guys alone!  2016 has been described by some as another “annus horribilis” with so many celebrity deaths causing an outpouring of grief. After reading an article on MSN, I felt inspired to note and celebrate my personal top 10 Octogenarian, Nonagenarian and Centenarian Hollywood greats that are…

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