Can somebody tell me when America last got it right? Uncle Sam’s track record in selecting… Read more

 Gstaad In this freewheeling Swiss village of the 1950s, the unconventional was the norm and monumental… Read more

 Porto Cheli Nothing is moving, not a twig nor a leaf, and I find myself missing… Read more

In my late twenties, it was not unusual for me to wake up in a police… Read more

In 1984 I was 27. Since leaving school I had done unskilled manual labour, when I… Read more

I live in south Devon. Last week I went up to north Devon, to visit a… Read more

‘Hi I did Put it on It needed more’ is the pleasingly obscure haiku I find… Read more

Strangely enough, I was in the middle of writing an article about the tactics used by… Read more

The problem with not getting married, I am increasingly realising, is that you cannot get divorced.… Read more

Laikipia   ‘Good morning, sir!’ The warrior strides up to me on the high plains and… Read more

 Kenya Highlands I’ve just descended Mount Kenya with Eve, my 13-year-old daughter, and her class of… Read more

 Rift Valley Many of my British tribe fled Kenya around independence in 1963 because they believed… Read more

Back from holiday in Italy, I look out of my kitchen window in Northamptonshire to find… Read more

As the holidays draw to a close, Italian newspapers have been reporting with perplexity and distaste… Read more

It’s August in Tuscany, and the market towns are eerily quiet, presumably because most of their… Read more