Another Country. April 2015.

Dear Rowley, Won’t London be marvellous when they’ve finished it? I think we’ve all got to the stage where we accept that the sound of drills and demolition, the sight of high vis jackets and builder’s bums and the light … Continue reading

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The Magic Flute. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, To the English National Opera with the Artist on Saturday to see one of the last performances of Nicholas Hytner’s The Magic Flute. I have adored The Magic Flute for many years and you’ll recall we chose the … Continue reading

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Open A New Window. September 2012.

Dear Rowley, If there’s one thing you do this year I would urge you to find a box set of the Timothy West Edward VII. Weighing in at 13-hours, it is historically accurate in script and costume. We’ve just got … Continue reading

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Is It Over? September 2012.

Dear Rowley, Did you enjoy the Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony? I thought it both beautiful and profoundly moving. I even came round to Rhiannon after her sensational performance with Coldplay. It was a fitting end to a perfect weekend and … Continue reading

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The Tweed Run April 2011

Dear Rowley, There’s a Kirsty McColl song called Thank You for the Days that came to mind on Grand National Saturday. It has now become something of a tradition that I gather-up a picnic and scads of Prosecco from John … Continue reading

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