Notes on…

riding

Notes on…riding

October 12, 2019 4:17 pm

We have forgotten not just the use of horses, but also their value to our wellbeing

puppy-training

My puppy-training advice for Boris Johnson

September 19, 2019 11:06 am

Our grandchildren are suddenly lining up to come and stay

brontës

Inside the unassuming house where the Brontës’ creativity thrived

September 12, 2019 12:42 pm

I come in search of Emily’s gothic imagination and Charlotte’s eye for plot but find fabrics and beads behind glass

savannah

The spooky side of Savannah

August 8, 2019 1:55 pm

It might be exhausting to live here, but it’s friendly to visit

cottage garden

The charm – and artifice – of the English cottage garden

July 18, 2019 9:31 am

The only agenda is to fill your space with scent and color

goop

The weird and wacky world of Goop

April 25, 2019 3:45 pm

No visit is complete without admiring the store’s famous jade eggs

cats

The holy pedigree of cats

April 18, 2019 9:40 am

Despite there being no mention of them in the Bible, cats have a prestigious holy pedigree in Christianity

irish ruins

The unique, bittersweet beauty of Irish ruins

March 14, 2019 11:04 am

The number of Irish country houses has continued to decline over the past 40 years

cocaine

Why I’ve given up cocaine

January 3, 2019 9:09 am

I got away from the drug without doing lasting damage to myself — but I’ll never know what I did to others

patricia highsmith

In defense of Patricia Highsmith

November 22, 2018 12:11 pm

As one who knew and liked the American author over many years, the picture painted by a new play seems unfairly partial