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Not many people can claim a career encompassing captaining nuclear submarines, testing trident missiles and being involved with major international conflicts. Guernsey’sLieutenant Governor certainly can. Even with a 1st class honours degree from Cambridge, Sir Ian Corder didn’t believe he was necessarily a strong enough mathematician to pursue a future in that area and, always having had a yearning for a navy career, that’s where he set about carving his professional path. You can read more about his interesting story and what he thinks about his slightly more peaceful role here in the island on page 4.

Ever fancied learning another language?Mandarin might not be the first one that springs to mind, but now’s your chance. With two qualified nativeChinese teachers in the island, funded by the Chinese Hanban Institute, school students and business professionals alike have the opportunity to develop Chinese cultural knowledge and  language skills - which might arguably be far more use in the future than the traditional French or German curriculum. More on page 32.

Food will be something on everyone’sagenda over the coming weeks whetherthat’s catering for the masses overChristmas, or trying to develop some healthier habits in January. Either way, if you are looking for an alternative to the ubiquitous sandwich for lunch, check out this issue’s Bite Back column on page 42. And thinking about healthier options,‘wellbeing’ is a term I hear on a regular basis. We spoke to the Head of HR for Praxis IFM to find out how important a company’s ‘wellbeing package’ is to potential employees in the current employment market.

Our last regular Headway article is on page 36. You can read more about how some of its members who have survived brain injury are now working with newer members to show them that life haschanged - but it’s far from over.

Enjoy Guernsey Connect

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