In Memoriam: Boris Bratby (2004-2020)

May 13

In Memoriam: Boris Bratby (2004-2020)

We lost our cat, Boris, just before 8am on May 7th 2020 during the Coronavirus lockdown. We adopted him aged 4 in February 2009, having first chosen a dainty long-haired cat called Juliette, which my boyfriend Richard adored. As we prepared to sign the paperwork in the reception of the adoption centre in Hollywood, Birmingham, I remember being accosted by a tearful...

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Travel Notebook: Magic Mountain

Sep 29

Travel Notebook: Magic Mountain

Earlier this month I was taken on a trip to Davos in Switzerland. Davos may be home to The World Economic Forum, but that fact did not blind me to its considerable beauty. We stayed in a wonderfully atmospheric hotel – the Berghotel Schatzalp – a Jugendstil gem that supposedly inspired Thomas Mann to write his modernist classic, The Magic Mountain...

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