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BriffaWay – Bear Hug

OK I put my hand up, I am a untidy person. The good news is that I am aware of my chronic messiness which means I have not crossed the line into it being a psychiatric condition. In fact as further evidence of just how rational I am I decided that Saturday would be the…

Peace bannder

Briffaway – Greenham

In late summer 1981 a small group of walkers set off from Cardiff to march across the west of England. They had been recruited by one Annie Pettit a small wiry woman who under the placard of ‘women for life on earth’ had placed ads in local shops, the Guardian and Cosmopolitan calling for action. The…

Winnie the Pooh and Piglet in wood

BriffaWay – Blustery Day!

One of the superpowers that lawyers must possess is the ability to see into the future and avert disaster. While I suspected this was the case early on in my legal travels it was driven home to me at my first law firm interview. After the usual questions about why I wanted to be a…

Four teenagers in coffee shop

BriffaWay – Teenager

While browsing greeting cards in a shop recently I was amused by a card which advised ‘Hire a teenager now – while they still know everything’. Later that same day I learnt that Michael Vaga aged 19 has invented an iPhone charger that generates energy from the human body. All you need do if you…

physics drawings

BriffaWay – Physics

Both of my older sons studied physics at university. One was mostly concerned with all things massive and astro and now spends his working life in an aluminium tube high above the earth flying people from point A to point B. The other concerns himself with all things micro or nano and is holed up…