Lesley Stones

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Lesley Stones describes herself as an irrepressible traveller and an eternal optimist. She is an award-winning journalist and has a popular blog where she writes about travel & leisure in a sassy but classy way. She’s been a journalist since star-struck school days when she used to review rock bands for a national UK music paper. She’s covered courts, crime, garden parties, health, women's issues, restaurant reviews and everything else a journalist gets to do. http://www.lesleystones.co.za

adventurous | Longevity LIVE

I have a new collection of wounds I’m indecently proud of. My thumb sprain from trying to slow down on a zipline as I whizzed over a gorge at Victoria Falls. My spine, sore and bruised from the saddle on an elephant ride. Fingers scraped raw by sand when I

steam | Longevity LIVE

I’ve never understood women who insist on undressing in a cubicle rather than in the communal changing room in a gym. Or those who wear a swimsuit in the single-sex sauna amidst all the steam. We are all at the gym to improve our body, so at least learn to

love | Longevity LIVE

A new statistic wafting out hope to the lonely hearted claims that more than a third of American couples who are getting married met online. It’s probably more of a fairy story, since the “research” came from an online dating site. But even allowing for American supersizing, that’s an awful

  Our frenetic lives today have left many of us feeling “empty”, looking for “more” – a connection with our past, perhaps, or our future. But are mentalists and psychics for real? The wizened old man squatting in front of me chanted an incantation and shook some small bones onto

green plant

I was highly chuffed, the other day, to discover that I’m helping to nurture all of the forests in the world. That sounds like a daunting task, but it was really easy ¬– all I did was buy a carton of Ultra Mel. The custard pack boldly tells me that

A column written by Lesley Stones for Longevity. I’ve never understood women who insist on undressing in a cubicle rather than in the communal changing room in a gym. Or those who wear a swimsuit in the single-sex sauna. We are all at the gym to improve our body, so

Journalist Lesley Stones shared this personal, heartfelt journey with Longevity magazine. Her partner Steve contracted bacterial meningitis and she writes about how this deadly virus changed their lives. Sometimes you really wish you could turn back the clock, and other times perhaps that time will stand eternally still. This is

By Lesley Stones When life gives you lemons … It’s a fascinating fact that when a mature couple splits up, the woman bravely sets out to explore the world, while the man degenerates into a slobby couch potato. He probably wants to stay at home and finally enjoy some silence,