Friday, 5 February 2010

Simon King OBE

I had no idea that Simon King had been appointed an OBE - Officer, Civil Division, of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - in the New Year Honours 2010. To my mind the award is well deserved.

I watched Simon King's Shetland Diaries, a charming documentary of time spent on the Islands with his lovely wife and daughter. This is the sort of programme I'd like to see more of on television. Incidentally, I liked his battleship-grey Land-Rover Defender, too; a car I'd opt for, were I in such circumstances.

Simon King has a fascinating biography, if one peruses his entry on Wikipedia.

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