It was not much after 7.00 am. I did not feel like my usual breakfast so after collecting cigarettes and The Independent and The Mirror I went to a cafe where I can sit outside, have a couple of espressos, read the papers and watch the world go by.
“I snorted my Dad’s ashes” was the headline in The Mirror today. Yes… quite extraordinary, but Keith Richards, “The Rolling Stones hellraiser, 63, mixed his father Bert’s remains with cocaine. He admitted: “It was the strangest thing I’ve tried to snort. But it went down pretty well.”
It does not take me long to flick through The Mirror.
Then there was Prince Charles pictured wearing what appeared to be a ‘re-cycled’ dressing gown and gumboots – an outfit which, apparently, he likes to wear while gardening. It is, The Mirror suggests, a Suman – a luxury hand-stitched wool overcoat worn by Romanians.
And then…. we have Boris… upsetting the people of Portsmouth. Boris Johnson is usually good value. Boris was touring the City in a £340,000 Maybach Limo and is reported in The Mirror as saying “Here we are in one of the most depressed towns in Southern England, a place that is arguably too full of drugs, obesity, underachievement and Labour MPs.”
Portsmouth South Lib Dem Mike Hancock said: “He’s living up to his reputation as a prat who must be sacked right away.”
However… Tory David Willets said: “Boris is just telling the truth as he sees it.”
The Mirror costs 40p. Good value today!…
Moving on to more serious matters: Geeklawyer interrogated by The Bar Council
I give you but a small taste of the transcript…
“Mr Peter Susman QC span round in his high backed leather swivel chair.
“Ah!! Geeklawyer how good to meet you at last. Sit, sit ye down; take a seat my dear chap.”… “
I think that is quite enough for one morning…. at Lunchtime I am meeting with Hilary Pearson, ex-Bird & Bird partner, to do a podcast on practising as a City Solicitor.