Sex. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, One of the benefits of no longer being a spring chicken is learning to accept people’s differences without judging (much) or wishing to impose one’s own point of view. Another is – how does one put this delicately? … Continue reading

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Immigration. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I’ve said it before and will do again please don’t go on about politics. If you must go into them. As a Twitter devotee, I notice how much anger is directed towards the ruling classes. And yet it … Continue reading

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Cannes Can. May 2013.

Dear Rowley, Couldn’t you just die for the French Riviera? I fell in love with the Cote d’Azur aged five when I first saw Cary Grant’s dashing jewel thief and Grace Kelly’s American heiress play cat and mouse in Hitchcock’s┬áTo … Continue reading

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Hot Water. July 2012.

Dear Rowley, Well, that was a close one. I have now used up five of the nine. On this occasion it was not personal negligence. It was a physical horror that left me in too much pain to want to … Continue reading

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Tokyo Nights. January 2012.

Dear Rowley, Well, as the saying goes ‘nostalgia ‘aint what it used to be’. I had a conversation last night with Better Half who is rather a wise owl when all said and done. ‘Why’, I asked him ‘does it … Continue reading

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