Of ice and men

Exhibitions are an acquired taste, and as I age, going to them tastes better and better. Ice Age Art at the British Museum is one of the best. Not because of its design - I found its juxtaposition of original artefacts with more contemporary art infuriating - but because it set me thinking. Then, over…

Il faut cultiver notre jardin

Joe Collier muses on the contrast between the garden and the kitchen when it comes to contending with the forces of nature. We arrived in our cottage two weeks ago. As usual the thing we did first was to check over the garden and on this occasion the trees were our main concern.  Luckily the…