Cascades. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, If, like us, you have a degree in classic black and white movies then the word ‘Cascades’ speaks mouthfuls rather succinctly. Cascades was the rest home that Bette Davis’s character, Charlotte Vale, retired to in the film Now Voyager after … Continue reading

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Masterpiece. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, To Masterpiece London on the site of 18th century aristocratic playground Ranleigh pleasure gardens in Chelsea in the delightful company of La Farmer looking rather colonial in a cream linen pant suit. Came, ES fashionisto Maurice Mullen and … Continue reading

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Masterpiece. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, Lovely to see Chrissie Evert and Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon on first week Saturday. Chris is commentating and Martina is in the Royal Box. Serena Williams is on court and serving up a storm however a gorgeous little … Continue reading

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Strictly Come Dancing. 2011.

Dear Rowley, As Joan Rivers would say, ‘Strictly Come Dancing. Can we talk?’ Having just witnessed Nancy dell Olio’s ‘paso’ puts one in mind of those old Vaudeville acts where the boy dancer would attach at life-size marionette in full … Continue reading

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Come in to the Garden Maud. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, So t’Internet has felled a giant in the form of the News of the World. Is that an admission of guilt or what? Perhaps it is more a sign that the guards are changing and power has returned … Continue reading

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