The First Step to Happiness: Don’t be a Basil Fawlty!

This is the first of a series of articles I am writing about happiness.  If some of my content seems obvious, it is because many people are obviously overlooking it. John Cleese once said that he based the character, Basil Fawlty, on a real hotelier he encountered who...

I may be on The Road to Little Dribbling

Of all my Christmas presents last month, I think the one that has so far given me most pleasure is The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson.  He is an American who came to Britain some forty years ago and is still here.  He comments on the changes he has observed,...