Pomp & Circumstance December 2010

Dear Rowley, Aren’t pine needles a bugger to hoover-up? Come the 27th of December, I’m already over Christmas and ready to get cracking. Is there anything more mournful than Christmas decs after the event? They always call to mind Donatella … Continue reading

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A Town Mouse December 2010

Dear Rowley, One of the most profound comments ever made about international terrorism came courtesy of my great Aunt Joan Day one Christmas over a decade ago. A news item came on about the latest atrocity committee by the Tamil … Continue reading

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My Judy Garland Life December 2010

Dear Rowley, A couple of years ago, one of my former colleagues and columnists on the FT wrote a book called My Judy Garland Life. The fact that the lady in question was happily married, had sweet children and was … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheers December 2010

Dear Rowley, To the burning question of Christmas 2010. Will Julia Mackenzie’s next two Miss Marple epics be as good as her first five? I saw Miss Mackenzie outside Fortnum’s recently and was dying to gush but resisted the temptation. … Continue reading

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Life After Strictly December 2010

Dear Rowley, Je suis desolee. Last night Strictly Come Dancing came to an end of series. As I suspected, Kara and Artem won the night and quite rightly so. What a good looking couple! She is like the next Audrey … Continue reading

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