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Ballet NEWS : Willie’s Delectable Cacao

I return triumphant. It’s taken several days, some inside knowledge and a dawn raid on my local stockist but… I have them ! Willie’s Delectable cacao bars – Venezuelan 72 Rio Caribe Superior and Peruvian 70 – San Martin. As I walked home I noticed that my shopping bag was infused with the smell of […]

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Willie’s cacao

Hi everyone, Just a little update on the chocolate post below. The scientific tests which Willie carried out have shown that if you drink his cacao before exercising, you will burn more fat and you will feel that the exercise takes less effort, than if you hadn’t drunk the cacao. What’s not to like ? […]

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Ballet NEWS : Chocolate

Bear with me here. Not an immediately obvious link to ballet dancers I know, but… Cacao, the chocolate beans, were first used thousands of years ago and the Aztecs followed in the footsteps of the Mayans and made xocoatl or xocolatl, which was basically a bitter drink of fermented & roasted cacao with chilli & […]

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La Bayadere (The Temple Dancer)

Thursday 15th January 2009 It’s mid-Jaunary. The lustre of the Christmas holidays seems long behind us, ominous “thundersnow” looms on the horizon and one of Degas’s Petite danseur bronze’s comes up for auction at a very well-out-of-reach estimate of £12m. Anyway, where would I put it ? What’s needed is a diversion, and the sights […]

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