So, a little while ago I read a biography of Thomas, Lord Cochrane: And a fine biography it is too (a little light on analysis, perhaps, but I’m reading it mostly for the inspiration). Its blurb, jacket quote, and reviews all…

So, it’s been a while, even by my standards. A lot has been going on, only some of which I shall bore you with. The paid-employment has been… busy, to say the least, over the summer, although it has settled…

I’m sat in the sheepskin-lined depths of a leather-backed chair, afternoon sun warming my right arm and casting a slightly annoying glare on the laptop screen, somewhat ruining the poetic image I had going. A bird is tweeting in the…