Category Archives: memories

Part Three: Working The French #france #french

Et encore more reminiscences of La Belle France Work. I’ve had to visit Paris many times through my work. Conferences, partners get togethers, client meetings and marketing trips, one football tour with the office eleven and the final meeting in … Continue reading

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Part one: My French Debut #france #french

I’m in France for most of this week so I thought a series of posts on my experiences of all things French. As our nearest neighbours – I am speaking as a Brit not as an Englishman, just to clear … Continue reading

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Use It Or Loos It #toilets #bogs #WCs

Baby boomer, London suburbs 1960s I have had a curate’s egg of a relationship with the little room, the bog, the gents, the WC whatever you want to call it. At home as an infant it was just a toilet, … Continue reading

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It Shouldn’t Happen But It Did: The Dog And The Strip Light

I spent the first two years of my legal career in a small firm dealing with mostly domestic matters: property buying and selling, wills and probates and domestic disputes, including divorces. One case involved a family restaurant where the son … Continue reading

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It Shouldn’t Happen… But It Did: The Folder and the Delivery Van #lawyerlytales

I spent a career in the law, trying to convince myself that I was competent, then skilled and then, when finally I was offered a partnership, worthy of such promotion. Imposter Syndrome they call it and I had it, indeed … Continue reading

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It shouldn’t happen to a Lawyer: The Desert Wine Debate

Last March I went skiing with some friends. A debate began around dessert wine. Since I’m a teetotaller these days, I rather left them to it. As the Sauternes flowed and the discussion became more colourful than coherent I was … Continue reading

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Life Lesson, Number… Whatever

My mother has been a constant influence in my life, even in death. She gifted me many things I didn’t appreciate at the time – how to eat peas in polite company; why you shouldn’t wear brown shoes with a … Continue reading

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