Shame About The Observer

After getting bored with the rest of the Sunday papers, we’ve become Observer readers. I like its physical size and it has consistently good reports from foreign parts by among others Jason Burke. The arts and books coverage is also excellent, with even a sympathetic profile the week before last of my friend Andrew Roberts.

It is quite shocking to learn that the Guardian group are thinking of converting the Observer into a weekly magazine, or worse, selling the paper off. I didn’t know that it is Britain’s oldest Sunday paper, going back to the 1790s. Shame!

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"