Despite America’s attempts to keep me ill-informed about the goings on in the rest of the world, three events could not have passed me by:
1 the death of Betty Driver after a long and distinguished career in showbiz;
2 Wales’ defeat by France after the almost inevitable red card for Sam Warburton; and
3 Liam Fox’s resignation.
Oh how the latter was so inevitable.
If I win a £25.00 Premium Bond, I will share it among my 25 closest friends.
Rain, rain, go away.
Please come back another day.
If it is not the rain depressing us, then it is the economy.
If it is not the economy depressing us, then it is unemployment.
If it is not unemployment depressing us, then it is our politicians.
And if it is not our politicians depressing us, then it is the rain …
Farewell shores …
Now that we have all had time to reflect on England‘s exit from the RWC 2011, the usual calls for the sacking of Martin Johnson and an overhaul of the coaching system are at the top of the sports pages.
Three questions however spring to mind:
1 why is Rob Andrew so powerful ?
3 why did Manu Tuilagi jump off the ferry ? (He had probably been drinking and was trying to impress his mates, but really ?)
Why is it that the first cup of tea you have in the day is always the best ?
And can never be replicated ?
Many lawyers romanticize as to why they joined the legal profession.
Some quote an overwhelming wish to serve the community; others cite the money.
Some enter the legal profession because they could not think of anything else to do; others entered it because of the notions of justice of Sir Edward Marshall Hall and Horace Rumpole. Some were dazzled by the bright lights of LA Law and Murder One.
Whatever their reasons for joining the legal profession, those that stay in it are part of a privileged community that are there to protect the interests of the public. It is this privileged position which attracts many to be solicitors and barristers. And it is this privilege which the profession should fight to keep.
Here are two unusual videos which tell the story:
After a successful and triumphant return from the West Coast of North America and a suitable recuperation period having now elapsed, normal service will shortly be resumed at Tales from my Sofa.
I always use the phrase “It’s not what you know, it’s what you can prove.”
It however appears that I have been slightly misquoting this.
The phrase attributed to Jan Cox is ”It’s not what you know, it’s what you remember.”