Droning on

With new technology comes new laws. For example, if you look back to when cars became more readily available, laws had to be introduced to regulate their production and driving, although you may be surprised to learn that the law setting an alcohol limit for drink driving wasn’t set until 1967. As transport continues to […]

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Mother Hen!

I have a bit of a reputation. Not just for drinking! Although it is one of my fortes. And not for my blogging! Although I do love how many people come up to me and tell me how much they enjoyed the last blog and how much it made them laugh! I am also quite well known […]

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Stop Wineing!

Everyone knows I like a drink! Even my mother knows, although I’m sure she believes I exaggerate my drinking exploits – thank goodness she doesn’t read this blog! You probably also know how much I like a good legal argument – I don’t mean an argument that is legal, but an argument over the legalities […]

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What’s yours is yours and what’s mine is mine.

That sounds like a very simple statement but sometimes working out what’s yours and what’s mine is not as straightforward as it sounds. You may think that this is going to be about divorce, but actually it’s a situation that applies more to business than (dis)pleasure! That is because there are all kinds of obligations […]

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I’m Not Short, You’re Just Abnormally Tall!

OK, let’s face it, I’m short.  Even in heels I barely reach most men’s shoulders.  My children (both boys, both taller than me from a young age) think it’s hysterical to put things on high shelves so I can’t reach them, especially when I make them empty the dishwasher. For ages I wasn’t the smallest […]

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Who’s Looking Over Your Shoulder????

One of the first tips I give to our new paralegals is to remember that when they send an email or a letter, they may know who it is going to, but they don’t know who might read it. They don’t know, for example, that it might not be sent to someone else in error. […]

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It’s not just about the fat lady!

We all know the phrase about things not being over until the fat lady sings. But sometimes, even once she’s finished her tune, things are still not over. If you’re at the Opera, then you’ve still got to do the standing ovation, get out of the theatre and get home, hopefully via some good food […]

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I’ll name that tune in one.

Some of my contacts will be old enough to remember the game show that included people guessing the name of tunes based on a clue and a few notes. Being tone deaf (could not carry a tune in a bucket – my childhood piano teacher is still in therapy) I always marveled at the talent of […]

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Is water racist???

No of course it’s not, it’s just a funny line I remembered from a spoof video I watched recently.  It’s about a faux self help group for people who are too woke to enjoy their lives, and can’t even agree between themselves whether referring to themselves as young people contains subconscious bias towards the elderly. […]

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What to expect, when you’re expecting!

I like to think of myself as a pluralist which, for those of you who have never come across the word before means that you do lots of different things.  So I’m a solicitor, a company director, a consultant, a property owner and a professional drinker, to name but a few. However, you’ll be pleased […]

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