Old Buddha. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, Every Easter I think of my ex-niece Ella (long story) who, when given a Lindt chocolate rabbit, would bash it repeatedly with a pastry fork shouting ‘Spank the bunny! Spank the bunny!’ Her mother and I used to … Continue reading

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The Story of the Sitwells. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, I have always made a policy of not writing about living relatives more than merely en passant. Having read Desmond Seward’s Renishaw Hall: The Story of the Sitwells while closeted in Derbyshire for the Easter weekend, I consider this … Continue reading

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Sad Sad Tears of a Clown. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, Didn’t your mouth just hit the pavement when you saw the YouTube footage of Madonna’s one night and one night only Tears of a Clown show? OMFG darling! Performed in Melbourne in front of a small, hand-picked crowd of the … Continue reading

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Resignation. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, Politicians who resign on a matter of principle have proved as rare as Fabergé eggs of late. Let’s face it, MPs don’t even throw in the towel when they’ve been caught in flagrante with a ladyboy of Bangkok at … Continue reading

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Reluctant Acquiescence. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, Stepping out of one’s life is terribly healthy, don’t you find? As you know, I’ve been at Her Majesty’s pleasure for the past ten days in the Old Bailey sitting in the juror’s box considering two rather fascinating … Continue reading

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