An operation on my hand after a karate injury has had me reading more than usual.… Read more

This is as good as it gets. A light rain is falling on a soft May… Read more

OK. Magnanimity in victory is a sine qua non among civilised men and women, so let… Read more

On 26 June there is a party at the Spectator office at 22 Old Queen Street… Read more

From somewhere in the tree canopy, a nightingale song. The virtuoso trilling and warbling, the underwater… Read more

I’ve been on two cruises before: one was fun, the other misery. The misery one was… Read more

Andy the tech guy looked delighted when I told him I had done the stupidest thing… Read more

You can’t always get what you want. And you can never get what you want if… Read more

The ‘I’m Voting For Chuka’ posters in my rich neighbours’ front windows pushed me over the… Read more

   Nairobi Trout were first introduced into Kenya’s highland streams in 1905. Men like Ewart Grogan,… Read more

 Laikipia When I was a boy in Devon we had an orchard. On a string of… Read more

 Laikipia With a shriek, the warrior arched his body, readying to sling his spear at my… Read more

From reading the newspapers you might get the impression that honeybees were on the way to… Read more

I have rather a poor record for speeding over the years. I have been caught by… Read more

On election day I was in Puglia in the ‘heel’ of Italy, where interest in British… Read more