Life

Gstaad A naked, very good-looking young man skied down the mountain evoking shrieks of laughter and… Read more

I hate to start with a cliché, but Count Arnaud de Borchgrave d’Altena, who died in… Read more

Gstaad Once upon a time clergymen saw mountain peaks as natural steeples leading them ever closer… Read more

Last week was the tenth anniversary of the last running of the English hare-coursing classic, the… Read more

This hotel is brand new. One half is a university students’ hostel, the other an apartment… Read more

My grandson and I had a lovely hour-long swim at the leisure centre. We had the… Read more

My request to see my medical notes has sparked all-out panic at the GP surgery. ‘What… Read more

Never add up your insurance premiums. I just did and the annual cost of all of… Read more

‘Hello, Vodafone customer s…, can I h…you?’ This is typical, I thought. I’m ringing to complain… Read more

Juba I discovered a 1954 Morris Minor parked outside the Catholic mission station in Mopoi, South… Read more

Hell’s Kitchen My ambition to open a fish and chip shop in Mogadishu has not happened… Read more

Laikipia We are privileged to live with lions on the farm. We hear them most nights.… Read more

I went last week to see the justly praised production of Wagner’s The Mastersingers at English… Read more

The gulf in understanding between the old and the young has widened with the news that… Read more

I was listening to the radio the other morning to hear people complaining about the huge… Read more