From the Claims Excellence Awards to the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final, it's been another big week

Wednesday

The Insurance Times UK Claims Excellence Awards 2011 was good fun – the event is sure to go from strength to strength. Loved the bagpipers.

Thursday

PYV’s bosses are off to Howden, part of Hyperion – which is due to float in a year’s time. That’s one to watch.

Friday

I’m hearing about more woes for the solicitors’ professional indemnity market. Looks like there’s going to be a lot of capacity around again this year and that’s likely to keep rates down.

Monday

Recovering from a great weekend. Enjoyed a stag do, with the main event being the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final between Leicester and Saracens. Fantastic game, nail-biting in the last few minutes. Then it was off to the pub to watch Barcelona trounce Man United. I successfully bet evens on Barcelona to win in 90 minutes, so the drinks were on me.

Tuesday

Time to write up another week’s work …