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May June 2016 Newsletter Fordoun

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Topics in this issue include:

Developing Our Talent

Fordoun founder, Jon Bates, speaks at the KZN leg of the Cape Legends Inter-Hotel Challenge held at the Protea Hotel Edwad in May.

World Whiskey Day

The word whiskey is translated from Uisge beatha or usquebaugh in Gaelic meaning "water of life". The third Saturday in May is World Whiskey Day, and is a global celebration of this globally popular beverage.

Celebrating Dads

On the third Sunday in June we celebrate Father’s Day...a time of hand-drawn cards, after-shave and socks! The origins of Father's Day are not even a hundred years old, and are thanks to the hard work of Ms Sonora Louise Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington. The idea of a Father's Day celebration came to Sonora as she listened to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. She wondered why there was not a day to respect and acknowledge the role of fathers.

Man Flu Exists!

Because this is the month of Father’s Day, here is a story especially for men: man-flu might just be real! ‘Man flu’ is a colloquial term based on the idea that men suffer from a more severe form of flu than women.

Where Our Food Comes From

Food production is a mammoth industry in South Africa, but one that is largely ‘behind the scenes’.