Hot days in Uzbekistan

Well, the cricket eh? Blimey. And even then it turns out Kasprowicsz’s hand was off the bat when the ball flicked it so it shouldn’t have been out. The most important upshot of the thriller at Edgbaston however was the earth-shattering news that because of...

Robin Cook

Just heard the news about Robin Cook. Now, I’m as cynical as the next man about politicians, but I met Robin Cook when we were both speaking at an event in Edinburgh a few months ago and I thought he was actually a really nice bloke. Friendly, unassuming and...

Furst XI

It’s Saturday morning and I’m still wrestling with the Liechtenstein update chapter. I’m not sure why it’s been such a stumbling block as it’s not even a big chapter, but I just can’t seem to get thoroughly stuck into it enough to...

self-indulgent waffle

Had a most convivial lunch yesterday with nice telly people to talk over a couple of ideas. The shipping forecast series still refuses to die – apparently now I’m doing the Holiday programme my cachet has gone up. Well, it’s not as if it could have...