A Gathering of Old Men? And not an anorak in sight. It’s October again and time for the 2013 RSGB Convention in Little Horwood and a chance to meet fellow radio hams face to face whom you usually contact over the airwaves or if you want to be really old-fashioned, via the ether.
How Many Cups have you drunk today? As the second most traded legal commodity on the planet, the answer is more than one for many people. Once known as The Wine of Araby and having been banned in many places over the centuries, it now employs 125 million people worldwide, with 80 per
All that Money to Invest and nowhere to go? Hosted by lawyers Nabarro at their offices in Theobalds Road, it is the penultimate 3Cs Community meeting of the year. With Angels’ Den founder Bill Morrow as first speaker, you know that you are in for an interesting talk where for ex
I get a Referral Guy has been diagnosed with abdominal cancer and given 12 months to live. Married with three children, one just a few months old. Chemotherapy due to start soon. Good job with huge Death-in-Service benefit which will pay off the mortgage, but little in way of savings.
The Flip Side of Better Health Average life expectancy at birth for men in the UK is now 77 and 81 for women and to show you how confusing statistics can be, the most common age for men at death is 85 and 89 for women (note the same 4 year gender difference). In the last 50 years, ave
What did you do in the War, Daddy? We go to school, we grow up – among stories of our forebears which for baby boomers like me, may include stories from two World Wars. Stories which are often about mistakes as well as the tragic. Most memorable from the English side of my famil
It’s Time to Frack In case anyone hasn’t noticed, we are in a depression, the worst for maybe 100 years according to the Bank of England. UK energy price inflation is much higher than mainland Europe. We have an ageing population and a low birth rate meaning that more and
I’ve been here before The proudest day of a Dad’s life – his daughter’s wedding day. We are gathered in Llangollen, North Wales and my youngest daughter’s wedding is tomorrow, but something haunts me. First and only time in North Wales is a Geography R
Well, it depends… Like many of life’s big questions, the answer depends on the cancer and you. Overall the news is good. 40 years ago the average answer would have been one year, soon it is predicted to be 6 years. The creation of NHS in the UK in 1948 helped a baby boomer