Tag Archives: South Africa

HAPPY RUGBY WINS!


As I seem to spend most of this weekend commuting from Central London to Eton on trains running through Twickenham, I have not been able to avoid the rugby world cup. I now know that West London is populated  entirely by Kiwis, Boks and Aussies … Continue reading

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Why not have a goal? It need not be set in stone.


   The majority of the population finds financial and investment matters to be confusing, at best, and intimidating.  Recent legislative changes, particularly those related to freedom and choice at retirement, have increased the level of intimidation to such an extent … Continue reading

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Immigrant pension taboos


I live in  West London – Brentford and Eton (lower Slough). If I want to eat, a curry is the natural choice, if I buy groceries, it’s most likely from an Asian grocer. My Grandfather was the Methodist minister for Hounslow, his … Continue reading

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I have seen the future of DC (part 84)


The future for DC may well be a fund manager’s future but it’s a fund manager with big ears and a small mouth who is most likely to win.
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Australia squeeze home against South Africa at the Wanderers


 For posterity, here is the last page of ESPNcricinfo’s wonderful commentary of the last overs of the Jo’burg test twixt the Saffers and the Aussies.   South Africa 266 & 339 Australia 296 & 310/8 (86.5 ov) Australia won by 2 wickets Australia RR3.57 Last … Continue reading

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Feeding frenzy at the claims management zoo!


I was t-boned by an entrepreneurial garage owner on Saturday who , after shunting me off the road enterprisingly suggested that he would be happy to do the repairs on my car. I politely declined feeling it vaguely inappropriate. I … Continue reading

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Two and a half cheers for UK pensions


The other man’s grass is always greener or so it would seem if you work in the UK pension industry. Over the years we have got used to a succession of overseas dignitaries visiting our shores, speaking at our conferences and … Continue reading

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When should I monetize my child?


What guidance can my readership give me (other than getting him to pay his own phone bills )
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A democratic Duty of Care


My confidence that a just and equitable setltlement will be reached is based on my unwavering belief in the value of British Society to deliver a fair solution. Continue reading

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Vodaphone trebles the cost of my child’s holiday


My delight at the holiday snaps of my 12 year old’s son’s school trip to South Africa and trip with his mates to Turkey turned to horror at 2.30pm yesterday when my phone stopped working. Calling Vodaphone I was put through to … Continue reading

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