Cupidity. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, I adore the German word schadenfreude. ¬†There is no translation for it in English other than saying out loud ‘I told you so’ with a satisfied smile and a smack of the lips like a cat that’s got … Continue reading

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Skyfall.October 2012.

Dear Rowley, To the Barbican cinema to see Skyfall: the new James Bond. When I used to date an RSC actor, he told me that there were nuclear bunkers underneath the Barbican for the royal family no less should the … Continue reading

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Alexander McQueen: Fashion Visionary. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, Birthdays always make one reflect. Mine isn’t until tomorrow but because we have a Ciao Bella meeting of the Mayfair Massive tonight I am treating the 26th as the official jour de naissance. The day began signing copies … Continue reading

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Love Me or Leave Me. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, I’m playing hookie¬†today watching The Man Who Knew Too Much: the Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Doris Day and Jimmy Stewart. What strikes one watching films made in the 1950s and based in London is how polite everyone appears … Continue reading

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Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, Forgive the radio silence. If you want a rough idea of my life in the past week then rent a Bruce Lee video and fast forward to the last five minutes. There have been so many mental karate … Continue reading

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