I thought I might introduce the occasional photograph which catches my eye in order to provide a bit of variety and to give people a break from my endless sagas : a sporadic raisin amongst the bran flakes. I am starting with this picture of George Bernard Shaw which must have been taken back in the 1930s. Two things are worthy of note. First, I never realised that Shaw was such a tall person : he seems as though he dwarfs those around him physically as well as intellectually. Secondly, I love his hat. I have quite a collection of hats myself - they are very useful in shielding my cochlear implant from the frequent rain of West Yorkshire - but I don't have one quite as splendid as this specimen. I feel a trip to eBay coming on.