There's a note of desperation to today's pic. With the dark wet miserable days of our Irish winter, being
stuck behind a desk from 9 to 5, I've finding it increasingly more difficult to come up with a fresh image every day.
I know lots of people do so I shouldn't whine.
In spite of the advances of new technology, a notebook and pen are still the essential tools of the trade for
journalists. I've developed my whole brand of shorthand over the years which bears little resemblance to the Gregg
that I learned at college but it serves my needs. I prefer to take notes rather than using a voice recorder (unless I think there's a real danger of being sued!) as I think you learn to filter what's important and what's not when writing