Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Times reveal me as the author of BabyBarista

The Times Online have today revealed me as the writer of their blog BabyBarista. To read the article, click here. It also reports that Bloomsbury will be publishing the first book in the series entitled 'BabyBarista and the Art of War' (pictured). To buy an advance copy of the book, click here

Warning about new computer virus

Just a short note to remind anyone who doesn't know that the Conficker virus is set to be activated tomorrow. It's said to have already infected some 5 to 10 million computers. To check your own status and remove it if necessary, visit here.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Author and surfer Thomas Farber reading from his book 'Truth Be Told'

Everest expedition

Good luck to Valerio Massimo who has just set off on a three and a half month trip to the Himalayas which will culminate in an attempt on the summit of Everest. You can follow his progress on his website here. He is pictured opposite on the summit of Cho Oyu (8,201m) with Everest in the background. If you would like to show your support for Valerio, he is encouraging people to contribute to Sir Edmund Hilary's Himalayan Trust which he founded to build schools and hospitals for the Sherpa people. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Judge completes trek across Sinai Desert

Very many congratulations to Her Honour Judge Jacqueline Davies (pictured in the desert and with John Hopkins below) who has just recently completed her trek across the Sinai Desert from Mount Sinai to the Red Sea in memory of her late husband His Honour Judge Paul Clark and also to raise money for the charities Prostate UK and Wellbeing of Women.

So far she has raised about £17,000 and you can add to that amount by visiting her sponsorship page here. To read more about Paul Clark, see the following links: Wikipedia, Times obituary, Oxford Mail obituary, this blog.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Saunton on a FatYak

With thanks to and copyright of photographer Jamie Bott. For more of his pictures click here.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Coming soon: FatYak sea kayaks for £200

With thanks to and copyright of photographer Jamie Bott. For more of his pictures click here.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Book recommendation: Wigs and Wherefores

Heads up for a book called 'Wigs and Wherefores' by Linda Goldman and Michael Sherrard QC which is a biography of Michael Sherrard who was one of the foremost advocates of his generation (and also the person who called me to the Bar all those years ago). To buy it on Amazon, click here.