Evita Forever. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, These days I always wake-up to The Shipping Forecast. It is almost mediation: Malin, Hebrides variable thee or four, showers good and on it goes like a prayer to the weather gods. This being 5.30am my days tend to … Continue reading

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Applause. April 2016.

Dear Rowley, So sorry to hear of Victoria Wood’s untimely death this week. Having memorised As Seen on TV, Pat & Margaret and most of the Christmas Specials, I can’t tell you how many of her jokes I have ‘borrowed’ over the … Continue reading

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Cats. December 2014.

Dear Rowley, Sad to hear that Mandy Rice Davies died today; she of the 60s Profumo scandal who gave a terribly good account of herself in the witness box and delivered the unforgettable line ‘he would wouldn’t he’ when the … Continue reading

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Striptease. December 2014.

Dear Rowley, A date tomorrow evening to see the revival of Lloyd Webber’s Cats at the Palladium with Patricia. I never saw the original and am much more of a dog person but have read the reviews and heard that the … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry For Me. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, I do think our politicians should take more notice of the Eurovision Song Contest. We haven’t had a real winner since Bucks Fizz made their mind up in 1981: the year Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer. It … Continue reading

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