Stepping Out. February 2017.

Dear Rowley, I haven’t been in one of those ‘sky is blue, moon is new’ moods for such a long time. For both of us, winter in London is like salt on a slug, darling. Seasonal affective disorder isn’t even … Continue reading

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Stage Fright. January 2017.

Dear Rowley, While researching Italian film and stage director ‘Maestro’ Franco Zeffirelli I happened to watch his last film¬†Callas Forever:¬†an autobiographical film starring Fanny Ardant as the prima donna assoluta and Jeremy Irons as Zeffirelli. The film blurs fact and … Continue reading

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Superstition. January 2017.

Dear Rowley, As a tribe, writers are suspicious. We all have rituals necessary to get from bower of bliss to desk; necessary as it happens when nobody is watching and one only has self-discipline and a January tax bill for … Continue reading

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Keep Dancing? October 2016.

Dear Rowley, A disturbing phenomenon has emerged in the news this week. A group of very sick puppies nationwide have taken to dressing-up in scary clown costumes and frightening people after dark. As someone who finds clowns sinister at the … Continue reading

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Rear Window. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, Well, old Bantu Bottom has finally managed to thrust her bazookas into my consciousness. Good God I’ve tried to ignore the phenomenon known as the Kardashians. I have not kept up with a single episode of their reality … Continue reading

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