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Posts Tagged ‘Longevity

The corner shop and the Greek island

February 18, 2013

As  I sit here on Sunday morning, writing this piece prior to cooking up a chili con carne for lunch, I wonder whether the carne in question is as claimed on the packaging, or whether I’ll be serving “chili con caballo”? The reaction to the horsemeat scandal is, on one hand absolutely justifiable – we […]

137 years and going strong……

February 27, 2012

This week, for the first time I’m kicking off my post with a joke: A BBC reporter is in the Ural mountains interviewing the world’s oldest man, Vladimir Veryoldovich: “Vladimir, you are 137 years old, what is your secret to such longevity?” Through a translator, Vladimir takes in the question, ponders, then replies: “Three things: […]