Photograph Copyright © 2013 Alexander Chow-Stuart. An astonishingly beautiful and thoughtful gift from my friend David Tait of a jade Buddha that comes from the land he loves so much, surrounding Mount Everest. David just summited Everest for the fifth time, to raise money for the NSPCC and for a vitally needed educational programme in schools to raise children's awareness of the risks of child abuse, of which David sadly was a victim as a child. The Buddha sits on my desk by my keyboard, where it shall remain for as long as I am in this body (and perhaps after) - which I hope will be a very long time. A million thanks, David. Namaste.