In a break from regular programming…

I bring you…pumpkin carving!

Yes, when you live in a historic, atmospheric old city like Edinburgh, Halloween’s a great excuse to break out the creepy carving skills…

First, a sketch, then a bit of freehand drawing…and cutting..

Then some scraping…

And some scooping…

And finally…a haunted house!

Not content with that though, after a bit more sketching, I moved on to another pumpkin: off came the top and out came the innards…

…and then came….a howling werewolf!

Dumpling in a Hanky: available for all your pumpkin carving needs 😉

Law books ain’t cheap

Certain old law books are very, very expensive (like this one).

Certain new law books are also very, very expensive. This book has slipped from its original publication date by about 3 years so far, so there’s no guarantee that it will actually be coming out in November this year, as currently promised. But just look at that price.
£785.
Yes: that’s not a typo. It actually costs £785 for a single volume of a single book.
It has 568 pages. 
That’s £1.38 per page.
Law book prices are just insane sometimes.