D.I.V.O.R.C.E. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, Another clunking foot-in-mouth social media moment from Vogue who – reporting on the divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie – wrote ‘today shall go down as the day love died’. You’d think Vogue was describing Mary Magdalene weeping at … Continue reading

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Making History. August 2016.

Dear Rowley, Enjoying the Olympics? What about the diving! The synchronised final had me reaching for the sal volatile, Maud. Point of order though. Can Old Mother Balding not use the word ‘Medal’ as a verb? All this talk about Tom … Continue reading

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Fallen Idols. August 2011.

Dear Rowley, In haste, television is terribly bad for one’s morale. I happened to be watching University Challenge recently (that dates me) and a picture round came-up with classic portraits of the great Hollywood screen goddesses. The cream of our … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding 4: 30th April 2011

Dear Rowley, As I didn’t say to Emily Maitlis on the BBC News channel Royal Wedding coverage yesterday, ‘there are two big boobs in Princess Eugenie’s get-up: the skirt’s too short and the bodice would panic the cat’. Both Princess … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding 3: 30th April 2011

Dear Rowley, Apropos Royal Wedding, didn’t you love those two nuns – Central Casting brides of Christ – who had the privilege of sitting next to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge while the Bishop of London was thundering his … Continue reading

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