The Chinese Year of the Rabbit began on 3 February and, being a lunar year, ends on 22 January 2012. According to Wikipedia, those born in the Year of the Rabbit are lucky, amiable and self-assured but can also be detached, superficial and opportunistic.
Having just been dug out of a snow drift in Yorkshire, this blog feels like the first after a long hibernation. I’d been on a creative writing course run by the Arvon Foundation. The course was at Lumb Bank, a few miles outside Heptonstall, in a house that used to belong to Ted Hughes.
One of my decisions as a Judge of the Upper Tribunal has made its way into the official law reports and, as a result, I feel very grown up. The case was London Borough of Hillingdon v MJ and Another  AACR 4 and, if you’re interested, you can read it here.