It’s Showtime Folks. April 2017.

Dear Rowley, As you know I am a pushover for the divas so it was with high excitement that I heard Bette Midler had broken Broadway’s advance box office records for her Hello Dolly at the Schubert theatre co-starring the dishy … Continue reading

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Newsround. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, Chancellor George Osborne is tarting it around in Shanghai today promoting British business interests to the yellow peril. I, for one, don’t wish to get into bed with the Chinese either singularly or collectively. As Kitty would say, … Continue reading

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Open All Hours. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, Last weekend, town was en fete for Open House London: an initiative in which some of the great buildings usually closed to the public throw open their doors. For two days one can queue briefly to wander at leisure around … Continue reading

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Happy Families. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I was lying on the daybed in Bloomsbury Towers smoking a Senior Service last night when up popped the BBC’s much-vaunted documentary All Change at Longleat.  The story is pure Evelyn Waugh. ‘Loins of Longleat’ Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of … Continue reading

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Shutterbugs. May 2012.

Dear Rowley, To quote La Farmer, this week I felt as if I’ve been shot out of a cannon. The pace was good to firm but relentless; the week beginning elegantly with a Prosecco lunch at Ciao Bella with Scott … Continue reading

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