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Life

One event I regretted missing on my last visit to London was a party at the… Read more

 Gstaad I write this on 14 July, France’s big day and the 25th anniversary of my… Read more

 Island of Rhodes When I’m on the water, I feel I was born to it. Yachting… Read more

‘Oscar!’ cried Miss Herd as I arrived. She was standing at the classroom door releasing her… Read more

They do love a party at The Spectator. I was invited to four in ten days… Read more

Tap tap tap at the door. I opened my eyes. ‘Check-out 10.30,’ said a neutral or… Read more

As a rule, I tend not to frequent places where there is a sign on the… Read more

‘Cydney,’ I have just told the spaniel, ‘you had better enjoy this tin of dog food… Read more

‘I have a feeling,’ said my father, ‘that this evening is not going to go well.’… 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

In bed Safety measures — I’ve never been good at them, so inevitably I inhaled and… Read more

If I haven’t mentioned my poultry for a while, it’s because the subject has been too… Read more

How amazing to have two former Anglican archbishops, George Carey of Canterbury and Desmond Tutu of… Read more

One problem from which I am confident I don’t suffer is paedophilia. I have always liked… Read more