'There is always a continuation, never an end,' writes André Chiang in his book Octaphilosophy: The Eight Elements of Restaurant André. Usually I resort to Marcus Aurelius' Meditations for guidance, but today I am buoyed by reassuring...

I'll be glued to the TV this Saturday as England plays its first football match, against Russia, in the Euro2016 football championships. The game will be in Marseille - one of the most Mediterranean of...