Age Before Beauty. October 2011.

Dear Rowley, 40 love! As Mr Major said at his first Cabinet meeting, ‘who’d have thought it eh?’ Having been on nodding acquaintance with the Grim Reaper at least three times to my knowledge, it is rather lovely to enter … Continue reading

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Strictly Come Dancing. 2011.

Dear Rowley, As Joan Rivers would say, ‘Strictly Come Dancing. Can we talk?’ Having just witnessed Nancy dell Olio’s ‘paso’ puts one in mind of those old Vaudeville acts where the boy dancer would attach at life-size marionette in full … Continue reading

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The Wee Small Hours of the Morning. October 2011.

Dear Rowley, Do you like the artist’s impression of me en repos in Bloomsbury Towers come midnight? Flu certainly makes a cha slump in a suitably languid semi-recombent posture in his central London garrett. Of course I jets. My sash … Continue reading

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Edward & Mrs Simpson. October 2011.

Dear Rowley, Well darling, they’re not posting the black bordered announcement outside Buckingham Palace quite yet announcing my imminent demise but I have to tell you this flu is less the bug than an absolute bugger. Still, silver linings and … Continue reading

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Doctors & Nurses. October 2011.

Dear Rowley, Forgive the radio silence, I’ve been stricken with the mother of all flu but count one’s blessings while writhing in abject agony on my deathbed like Mimi in La Boheme. My darling Dr B gave me an appointment … Continue reading

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