Keeping your brain healthy and your head together!

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brain

From your mid twenties your brain starts to deteriorate. This is a great shame. Just when you start to realise what life’s all about and begin to get a handle on things, some experience, wisdom and some control over your rampant hormones your hardware starts to go soft.

Your brain cells die off, cortex thins, neurones get in a tangle, brain chemistry goes haywire, endorphins dwindle, protein plaques and metabolites build up and instead of fizzing it futters.

Words do not zip seamlessly into place, names and memories disappear, and all those smart, off-the-cuff responses turn up a day late and are all the more frustrating for it!

However life’s rich tapestry of adventure and serendipity brings perspective and wisdom and a slower pace enables better evaluation. Us oldies may be not quite so fast and our creative processes may not be quite as radiant but what we’ve lost is compensated for by experience.

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Paying tribute…to Phil

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There are times when tributes are appropriate, and others just seem out of line.  During the Australia Day celebrations, the Australian Prime Minister, without consulting any within his own party or executive leadership, announced that Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh) was to receive the highest honour, the Order of Australia. There has been much speculation as to why, and certainly much disagreement about the choice.  Majority of people, including many loyal monarchists, have at best thought the decision odd. Others indifferent to Australia becoming a republic, have reconsidered their perspective and see this as un-Australian and requiring a shift in their philosophical and political emphasis.

In stark contrast, were the many tributes made after the passing of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes following his freakish and tragic accident from a cricket ball leading to his untimely and premature death. Tributes flowed in about the young mans talent, his joy of playing…

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dukkah

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coriander jar

The recipe has been in my diary since the summer, when I re-read Laurie Colwin’s “More Home Cooking”. Her food is down-to-earth and her stories gently funny; I liked the one on what to feed a jetlagged friend (something salty so they drink lots of water). The image that really stuck with me though was that of her sister (maybe? the book is still in the south of France) caught guiltily eating this spice mix, dukkah, out of the jar with a spoon.

Now eating Nutella by the spoonful, that I understand. But a mix of nuts and seeds, cumin, coriander and cinnamon? Surely that would be too dry, too strong?

Talking with a friend the other day – she is on the kitchen stool with a glass of wine, I am testing the recipe, blending the toasted spices and nuts, stopping and starting around the conversation – we realise that…

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These dealers are offering car for sale In Dubai at extremely reasonable prices, which are also negotiable depending on the model and make of the vehicle. Toyota has been a company of immense repute and has not failed…

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