Portrait of the author as an aspirant barrister
Not only have a finished all the exams, I've also, contrary to expectations, passed them all. This was interesting as this was the first occasion I've ever really thought I'd failed an exam. Very little of the material that I had prepared for appeared on the paper and I was obliged to cobble some sort of answer together out of memories of tutorials, my own scattered reading and prayer. It seems to have worked. I also did rather well in Evidence, which was hands down my favourite subject - so some good feelings there.
This means that while I'm not legally qualified to do anything as such, I am legally educated and will, once I've graduated, possess a Diploma in Legal Studies. This is not the start of a career change, I'm very happy where I am, but it will hopefully help me improve what I am already doing.
As a treat, I got myself a copy of Gordon of Khartoum's memoirs in their first English edition. I've long been an admirer of the man and I am looking forward to reading this very handsome volume from 1885.
The book was the princely sum of two pounds thirty and after postage and all the rest was about a tenner. Cheap at twice the price and though I've only scratched the surface yet, it's shaping up to be a fascinating read.
It would have a fella painting camels if he wasn't careful.