Just in case any readers support the Conservative party, as it exists, rather than in the land of make-believe, an excellent result today in the Norwich by-election. Since we are nice rather than nasty, let’s all wish the losing Labour candidate a swift recovery from his bout of flu. If this result is replicated in about 200 days time, it will be curtains for about half a dozen members of the current cabinet.

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"