Treasures. April 2017.

Dear Rowley, To Paris this week as a guest of Cartier to tour the workshops above the original boutique on the Rue de la Paix and view the Al Thani Collection of Mughal to Maharaja jewels at the Grand Palais. … Continue reading

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HM The Queen. April 2016.

Dear Rowley, The Queen is ninety. Her sixty-four year reign has broken the record of longest-serving British monarch previously held by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. Her Majesty and Queen Victoria are the only British monarchs to have lived long enough … Continue reading

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Costume Drama. June 2015.

Dear Rowley, How many times were you asked as a boy what you wanted to be when you grew up? Having visited the Crown Jewels before most boys had varnished their first conker I always said I wanted to be … Continue reading

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Black Magic. December 2014.

Dear Rowley, You must have thought I’d been white slaved to Latin America. Well sorry to disappoint. How the devil have you been? The reason I went all¬†Imitation Game on friends and family is twofold. I have stopped smoking – … Continue reading

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Remembrance. August 2014.

Dear Rowley, I am the first to admit that conceptual art makes me bristle with righteous indignation be it Duchamp’s urinal, Tracey’s soiled sheets or Mr Hirst’s pickled livestock. The case for the defence seems to boil down to little … Continue reading

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