From the characters that inhabit the Highlands to the columnist who got The Queen out of a sticky situation, here are our most popular columns, features and curious questions of 2022.
Jason Goodwin visited an ancient site — but he didn’t even take his camera. Here’s why, and what it told him about what he was seeing.
Smashing vases, feral kittens and putting ice in your wine — Country Life’s agony aunt Mrs Hudson on how to deal with the lot
Our much-loved agony aunt is currently on maternity leave; we need her back, and soon. (Keep your eyes peeled this coming summer.)
Joe Gibbs reminisces about the Dutchmen who made a home in the Highlands — and made quite a splash.
Even simple-looking names like Powell and Coke can trip up the unwary, while Belvoir and Featherstonhaugh are positive linguistic land mines. Eleanor Doughty (Dowty? Dockerty? Dotty?) investigated.
‘Hang on — was I just charged 64 quid for some salad, six chicken strips and a quiche the size of a doorknob?’
Lucy Baring headed in to London and felt the cost of inflation.
Our Curious Questions regular columnist Martin Fone took a look at one of the seemingly-arbitrary quirks of the season.
Our long-standing contributor Carla Carlisle was lucky enough to meet the Queen. And even luckier to be able to help Her Majesty out of a bit of a spot.
Vicky Liddell did some digging — pretty much literally — into the mysterious existence of barrows.
Centrepiece of a classic English country garden, or bourgeois construct of the machine age? Our columnist Jason Goodwin took aim at the lawn.