Friends With Benefits. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, On the mend my dear, thank God. I didn’t cough all night unless you count the gagging reflex when I saw Jamie Oliver on the news campaigning for, well, something. That man is one big campaign in the … Continue reading

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The Admiralty. August 2013.

Dear Rowley, I love a Biblical Epic, don’t you? Only problem with Hollywood Biblicals is that the pagans always appear to be having infinitely more fun than the Christians. They also get nicer cossies. I’m just watching a rerun of … Continue reading

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My Last Duchess. January 2013.

Dear Rowley, Did you see the Duchess of Cambridge’s new portrait? It was hung at the National Portrait Gallery yesterday and the artist, Paul Emsley, received the Duke and Duchess for a brief private view. We all know the poor … Continue reading

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Back in Business. December 2012.

Dear Rowley, Are you superstitious? I certainly am. It’s not coincidental that we’ve had the wettest year since Noah slipped on his Barbour and those nearest and dearest to me have found 2012 something of a maelstrom both professionally and … Continue reading

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Cupidity. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, I adore the German word schadenfreude. ┬áThere 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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