Tag Archives: Fun

“Won’t forget that trip in a hurry!”

There is a providence that shapes our end and at 6.24pm yesterday evening I thanked my lucky star. My wonderful crew from Langley, led by the great Lav Gogna were approaching Hurley Lock. I jumped from Lady Lucy to land … Continue reading

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A WEEK IN LOCKDOWN – Covid-19 ARG on science – and actuarial fun!

Saturday Report By Matt Fletcher, Nicola Oliver and John Roberts    COVID-ARG.COM   COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence.   COVID-19 is still one of the hottest topics for scientific papers and articles. The COVID‑19 Actuaries Response … Continue reading

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Here’s to pensioners enjoying their pensions!

I’m on the Flying Scotsman to York (the Yorkshireman). My carriage is full of pensioners (including me), people thanking their lucky stars they’ve got the chance to ride behind this famous loco and sit in a beautiful compartment. And the … Continue reading

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Notting Hill Carnival was fun- shock!

In case you didn’t notice, Notting Hill Carnival happened this weekend and everyone had a good time! This was despite police scaremongering Or the ring of steel put round the carnival that made Europe’s largest street festival rather hard to … Continue reading

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Get us baby-boomers back to work!

  The photo is of two college friends who had a full page splash in this weekend’s Sunday Times. Alison, was born a few days before me and we were at College together, Matthew met her at Mckinsey in the … Continue reading

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Can pensions be more playful (please)!

  I’ve waded through a number of IGC chair reports this Easter weekend and a smile has seldom  been on my lips. With the exception of the Virgin Money report, I hardly felt I knew who I was talking to. Ironically, … Continue reading

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Who says hospitality’s dead? Cheltenham 2017 – last call!

The Pension Play Pen Linked in Group was set up in 2007 to be an alternative to corporate hospitality for those who either couldn’t or wouldn’t accept corporate invites. The ideas was then/ is now, that when people want to … Continue reading

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This India that cannot be ignored

  Yesterday I went to an interesting debate in the Safari Bar of the Maharaja’s Express. The debate was moderated by a suave Anglo- Indian and attended by a motley crew of travellers from Britain, the US, India and Australia. … Continue reading

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The Blockchain is boring – we aren’t!

If you read my blogs you’ll know that I see the Blockchain as boring and beautiful at the same time. It is boring because it creates a central purchasing ledger and it is beautiful because it puts millions of boring … Continue reading

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Sexing up old age

Sex- the final frontier – at least in our perception of pensions and pensioners. I ‘m sure that the concept of recreational sex for the over 70s is not a dinner-party favourite for yuppies like my friend Jeroen Wilbrink . It’s … Continue reading

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