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Posing up in matching flat caps and warm geansai, David Beckham and his eldest child, Brooklyn, certainly looked like the perfect father-son duo on a fishing trip yesterday.

The 16-year-old even got lucky: catching a huge John Dory fish off the coast of Dover that even the captain was impressed with.

"Not bad for his first time fishing," his beeming dad wrote on his Instagram account. "A nice John Dory that the captain said its the 2nd biggest one he had seen. Very proud."

That's not all the pair got up to either: the teenage son of Victoria and David also had his first driving lesson. And rather than slumming it in a battered old banger, Brooklyn was treated to a spectacular, vintage ride. 

Indeed, with his flat cap still on, he undoubtedly embodied the roaring 1920s. "First driving lesson," he said on Instagram. "Very Gatsby!"

Mr Beckham recently returned from a trip to Cambodia, where he went to see the work carried out by his UNICEF fund, and evidently is enjoying a bit of down-time with his family on his arrival back in England.

With his wife, he has three other children: Romeo, 12, Cruz, 10, and three-year-old Harper.

Despite spending a considerable amount of time in Los Angeles, Brooklyn's earlier Instagram snaps of their trips betrayed his love of rural living in the country of his parents' birth.

"Loving the country life," he captioned one image of him dressed in a traditional Barbour wax jacket. Another shot showed him out on the sea. "Fishing with my dad," he simply wrote.


Loving the country life

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Researchers in UCC looked at data submitted by 2,500 Irish respondents to a European Social Survey in 2010, and found that the happiest people are under 30, or over 65.

Great news, we’re sure you’ll agree – not! We are approaching our thirtieth with a whole new sense of dread now!

The study found that the happiest of people were over 65, lived in rural Ireland, had jobs, had regular contact with their children and were religious.

What was interesting however, was that the amount of money you had only had a modest impact on your level of happiness – but whether or not you had a job made a big difference.

There was no difference between men and women, but those who had a third level qualification were said to be happier.

Dr. Edel Walsh said: “Overall, it bears out literature showing that we are at our happiest when younger or older, while not so during those transitional ages in our 30s and 40s.”