Friday, May 22, 2009

photo from earlier

This is a photo from inside No.5 Chambers, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham. It's a beautiful building that houses a number of specialist Barristers.

The Courtyard is as pretty as it looks and is crammed with the midlands legal community at the no.5 Christmas party.

Quick post

Just a quick post before I start the working day. I'm travelling into Birmingham for a morning conference at a local chambers, off to a client's house in East Birmingham and then into the office.

Birmingham has some pretty poor press, yet it's a great place to live and has a superb reputation for leisure - there are loads of great restaurants, bars, theatres, clubs, music venues and the like.

I'm still a big fan of Birmingham and love the place. I miss working in the centre, but it's good to travel in only once in a while as you don't take the place for granted.

I'll see if I can grab some quick photos into Birmingham and post them this evening.

Right... off to work!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


I am so sorry I've not updated the blog recently, I've been using it more as a storage space for the podcast which is daft, I know.

I've fallen in and out of love with social media and in more recent times diverted my energies there. I'll try not to do that, but will keep the journal here a bit more up to date.

I'm away next week in Cornwall and really hope that the weather holds up. Everyone at work seems to be jetting off to Cuba, Mainland Spain and all parts of the globe. I'm quite content to explore the UK in my caravan, as old as that makes me sound.... I caught Martin Clunes present on islands in the UK on terrestrial TV a few days ago and would love to follow suit - we're ever so lucky here in the UK to have such beautiful parts to travel to within no more than a few hours.

OK, as I say, sorry to have a space that's appeared no more than a vacuum - I really must make sure that I do update more regularly. It does make me wonder if blogs have generally suffered at the hands of social media?

Answers on a postcard...?

Saturday, May 09, 2009


Apparently Liverpool Cathedral's bells will peal John Lennon's 'Imagine' this week.

The BBC article found at this link mentions that spokesmen from the Cathedral do not necessarily agree with the sentiments of the tune, which Lennon says was meant to be an 'anti-religion' anthem.

As lovely as the tune is, I've always smiled to myself when listening to the lyrics. 'Imagine no possessions....' opines Lennon... worth a reputed $150,000,000.00 pre 1980.

Yes John, I'm sure you had to imagine and concentrate pretty hard dressed in your trademark fur coat, with your many multi-million dollar houses and possessions.....

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


Download the MP3 here!

Whoops! I forgot to post the recording of the live stream... Music and chat from Dean Whitbread, Kosso and Phil Coyne.