I had thought that I would get to read more books than normal during December, due to the Christmas break, but it turned out that I read fewer books than in any other month this year....

We had our first frosts in November. I always think there’s something magical about waking up to the brightness of a frosty morning, and we don’t get a lot of frosts this far south. Snow is even rarer, so I have to make do...

I think we can safely say that autumn has arrived. September here in France was characterised by beautiful, sunny and warm days, with temperatures dropping sharply into single digits at night. Our 37-year-old horse, Uly, has his rug on at night now and we even...

Honest journalism; anecdotes; the magician's trick; the man who owns the moon; putting your clients' interests first; becoming a better reader; who can best argue the case for active management; what is a trillion dollars? The best of what I read this week....

With temperatures nudging triple digits for most of the month once the morning farm chores are done all of us living here retreat to the cool of the house or the barns during daylight hours. But come the evening, when the temperature drops to...