It's never too late for love

A British couple - with a combined age of 163 - have finally tied the knot after their relationship 'blossomed' since meeting seven years ago.



Betty Erskine, 90, met her 'toyboy' Robin Tremayne, 73, in 2003 when the pair lived in the same retired accommodation block, reports the Daily Mail.

The pair regularly chatted and later started seeing one another romantically, before Robin moved in and popped the question in 2009.

The couple married in front of friends and family at Exmouth Town Hall, Devon on Saturday and will go on a honeymoon in this country later this year.

Tremayne said: "I love Betty and it just seemed the right thing to do.I know it might be unusual to marry out our age but it's not unheard of and it was just a natural progression of our relationship," he added.

Former dinner lady Erskine said: "The wedding was a great chance to have another party. It just seemed right. We always agree and never fall out. He's patient with me and looks after me and that's all a girl wants really."

The marriage is the third for both of them, after both divorcing and outliving their second partners.

FLASHBACK:Britain's oldest newlyweds
Britain's oldest newlyweds goes to Henry Kerr 97 and Valerie Berkowitz 87(pictured here on their wedding day). They had a combined age of 184 years when they married in July 2010

 

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Journey for Life

Couple travel the world for 11 years having four children along the way...and they're still going



But for the Zapp's, their 83-year-old vehicle has become a home for the last 11 years, as they travel around the world on a never ending trip of a lifetime.



Spanning four continents, Herman and Candelaria Zapp have covered an incredible 142,000 miles while becoming parents to Pampa, eight, Tehue, five, Paloma, three and Wallaby, one.
Instead of returning home to buy a house, the couple decided to keep driving and show their family the sights of the world.

Former IT specialist Herman, 42, and his wife Candelaria, 40, set off from Argentina in 2000 and began driving across South and North America, as well as Australia, New Zealand and now Asia.




Herman, who was born in San Francisco, moved to Argentina to work on his grandfather's cattle ranch when he was a boy.

While in Argentina, 10-year-old Herman met his child hood sweet-heart Candelaria when she was only 8, and the couple have been together ever since.

They married in 1996.

Herman and Candelaria Zapp in 2000 in the Atacama Desert, Chile. The picture was taken on their first jaunt before their children were born yet.

When the money quickly ran out on their first trip, they decided to rely on the kindness of other people who give them shelter, food and petrol.



We were happy, we had everything a young couple could want, but we felt we had to go,' said Herman, currently in the Philippines with his family.



'My grandfather knew that we wanted to travel and to never stop so he gave me the old Graham-Paige car he used on his farm and gave me some advice.

'He told me, 'If you want to get far, you need to go slowly', so what could be better than a vintage car.'



The only hard rule the couple have to stick by is the 40 mile per hour speed limit the 83-year old car is restricted to.

The Zapp family are always on the move, only stopping for short periods on their journey.




They began in 2000, setting off from Patagonia, Argentina to Alaska.

After returning to Argentina in 2004, they settled down for a couple of weeks before deciding that they missed travelling too much and had to get going again.













 

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Miracle Berry That Turns Sour to Sweet

The miracle fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum, is native to West Africa and has been known to Westerners since the 18th century. The cause of the reaction is a protein called miraculin, which binds with the taste buds and acts as a sweetness inducer when it comes in contact with acids, according to a scientist who has studied the fruit, Linda Bartoshuk at the University of Florida’s Center for Smell and Taste. Dr. Bartoshuk said she did not know of any dangers associated with eating miracle fruit.








How Miracle Fruit Helping Cancer Patients?

This berry can be a godsend to cancer patients, as the Miraculin protein inside of the fruit masks the bitter metallic aftertaste of some chemotherapy medicines. Because chemotherapy alters cancer patients sense of taste, they tend not to eat because the food tastes bad. Patients generally lose a lot of weight and don't have the motivation to get out of bed. They just don't have the strength from the lack of food. That's where this beautiful red berry comes into play - it can temporarily make food taste better again. The protein in this fruit is named appropriately, because this berry provides a miraculous feat of brain and taste bud trickery.

 

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