Table Talk

Thomas Woodham-Smith frets about how to handle real, live customers

Forget hoary folk tales and savour plump herring at its best, says Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Nick Cohen has adopted a new workout: wrestling with a novel

Claudia Savage-Gore
blames the tutors for the darlings’ home- schooling problems

Tom Chesshyre on the joy and rattle of Spain’s local lines

Thomas Woodham-Smith adjusts to a gentler pace of conducting business

Hannah Betts is hooked on the insouciance of a vast scarf

Nick Cohen compiles a phrase book for neophyte runners

The roar of the mower is a sign of life, says Hephzibah Anderson

Patrick Galbraith laments the increasing loneliness of rural life