Fine and Dandy? October 2017.

Dear Rowley, The other day, I had the privilege to view pieces tailored by Henry Poole & Co in the Museum of London archive. We saw the black velvet tunic Sir Henry Irving wore to play King Charles I and … Continue reading

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Victoria. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, Fascinated by the Poldark versus Victoria dust-up on telly at the moment. I never saw the first Poldark but have seen enough Romany gypsy types with their tops off in the flesh for a mini series to raise … Continue reading

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Christmas Message. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, Such is the way of the world today that the first line of HM The Queen’s Christmas Speech has been pre-released. Her Majesty begins ‘with so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock’. … Continue reading

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Life Is A Cabaret. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, Enclosed the promised snap of my masseur Santiago. Only kidding (more’s the pity), this picture is a salutary reminder that the lion’s share of British men living in London should not under any circumstances dare to bare when … Continue reading

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Put Out More Flags April 2011

Dear Rowley, In tearing haste, here’s the promised picture of the BBC Compound outside Buckingham Palace where I did the Royal Wedding preview earlier this morning and whence I will return tomorrow between 4pm and 9pm ¬†to report on royal … Continue reading

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