I met Ben Harris a while ago. He is a great writer, a funny man and a proper gentleman. He's just refashioned his blog, entitled I Don't Know Do I? and I think it will turn out to be one of my favourites. Please pop over to Ben's for a quick how-do-you-do and some tips from Mr Vonnegut.
Please spare a thought for young Adam Whitaker and his friend Tamsin. Adam, graphic designer and photographer extraordinaire, has been forced to the do the Mongol Rally after a saloon bar wager went tragically wrong. Now he must raise £5M or be forced to stay in Ulan Bator for ever and ever, amen.
Actually, I think my friend Adam chose to do this rally thing himself, for fun. And he's going to drive all the way to Mongolia in the fine Maestro that's pictured above. You can support this noble venture by sponsoring him here - all money goes to some fine causes.
I was away due to the birth of my/our second child, Violet. She's pretty small and smiles when milk-drunk. Our older daughter Ruby has got a new mask (above). She thinks it's a crocodile but it is clearly a dinosaur.
Anyway, this is a baton change of a post. More searing insights coming up very soon. Just wanted to say hello, I'm back.
Hello. I am linking to John Grant's new book, entitled 'The Green Marketing Manifesto', for two reasons.
1. John is a nice chap who has helped us out at innocent in the past. 2. He says that he will send a free copy of the book to the first 50 people who link to it, and I would quite like to read it and share it round at work.
I was wandering around Soho at half seven this morning when I saw this van. I didn't realise it immediately, but then saw that it was a howies van. I think it's painted with blackboard paint, so you can give your opinion. Very clever. And it was good to see that nobody had yet fallen victim to the temptation to write 'Colin 4 Jackie' or 'LUFC' on the side of it. Well, at least not last night.
Then I remembered that howies are opening a shop on Carnaby Street, so I walked over there. Today turned out to be opening day, so Ade and company were putting the final touches to it. It looks smart - lots of nice art on the walls. I would have taken loads of pictures but they were busy, so here's Ade looking quite calm on the inside. Of the shop.