Costume Drama. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, Heading back to London after a really rather lovely sojourn in Derbyshire for Christmas and pondering how heroic parents of young children are. We’ve got a dad travelling on his own with two very young daughters sharing my … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Bring Up The Bodies. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, You’ll be relieved to hear that come Christmas Day, prohibition was repealed at the Sherwood family home so knees were rouged, stockings rolled down and a good time was had by all. We had a house full of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Christmas Message. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, Such is the way of the world today that the first line of HM The Queen’s Christmas Speech has been pre-released. Her Majesty begins ‘with so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock’. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Nigella Dolorosa. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, I’ve rather avoided the subject of Nigella Lawson’s appearance in court this month not least because the media has given it more attention than the Nuremberg Trials and because everyone from the Prime Minister down has voiced support … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hell Raisers. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, Farewell to two Hollywood legends last weekend: the lovely, legendary Joan Fontaine of Rebecca fame and one of the most beautiful men of his generation Peter O’Toole. As Noël Coward said of O’Toole’s most famous role, ‘if he were … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,