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These are my blogs written over the years.

A True Friend?

On my first day at university, I met a fellow northerner, who I shall refer to as “S”. S and I were both obsessed with football. He lived on the [...]

A True Friend?2024-02-14T20:00:27+00:00

The Evolution of Play

Today, the snow is so heavy that our children's school shut early. As I type, North Yorkshire looks quite spectacular. Back when I was a boy, a snow day [...]

The Evolution of Play2024-02-09T00:56:30+00:00

The Manchester Bomb

On Saturday 15 June 1996, my best friend and I – both 16 – had planned to go shopping in Manchester. That morning, my mate was dropped off at [...]

The Manchester Bomb2024-02-04T10:34:27+00:00

Being Good and Being Evil

Driving through a storm in the dark, in a remote part of the Yorkshire Dales last week, I passed a car which was upside down on the side of [...]

Being Good and Being Evil2024-01-28T10:40:16+00:00


This year marks 20 years of lawyering for me. My social circle teems with legal minds, including my spouse. Beyond this, I have represented fellow lawyers, instructed quite a few, [...]


Ask Yourself

Following my last post regarding decision-making, a good friend sent me the below diagram, which they created for themselves. This makes a great deal of sense to me.

Ask Yourself2024-01-20T19:31:13+00:00

Deathbed Decision-Making

This morning, I attended the funeral of a good friend – one of the most avid readers, and evangelist for, this blog, and donors to my failed election bid. I [...]

Deathbed Decision-Making2024-01-12T14:41:31+00:00

The Post Office Scandal

Dominating British news is the Post Office Horizon scandal. Probably, possibly at one of the law firms that I may have worked at, I may or may not have represented [...]

The Post Office Scandal2024-01-11T09:40:36+00:00


Over Christmas, I went out with the lads for a few pints on our semi-annual pub night. I’ve known these lads – men, really, not lads – for over a [...]



Over the last two weeks, I have had the pleasure of meeting many of my friends and family, some of whom I haven’t seen for a long time. At [...]

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