Resignation. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, Politicians who resign on a matter of principle have proved as rare as Fabergé eggs of late. Let’s face it, MPs don’t even throw in the towel when they’ve been caught in flagrante with a ladyboy of Bangkok at … Continue reading

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Poppies. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, Having done the walk of shame this morning and changed into a suit, I sashayed towards The Cenotaph to watch my first Remembrance Service in the flesh. I thought I was guaranteed to bawl like a little girl … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Walked Home Alone. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, One of the best Bette Davis biographies written by Charlotte Chandler was titled The Girl Who Walked Home Alone. I have been walking home alone for many years now to Bloomsbury Towers. You know what? I’m living alone and … Continue reading

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Women on the Verge. September 2013.

Dear Rowley, I think we agree that movie making colludes in the infantilisation of adults. I could not be less interested in reboots of cartoon franchises, Hugh Jackman in a werewolf costume or Jennifer Aniston in another hair-flicking docile RomCom. … Continue reading

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Reasons to be Cheerful January 2011

Dear Rowley, Three reasons to be cheerful. It looks like Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell are off to American TV so no more X Factor. Hurrah! Betty Driver is on Desert Island Discs tomorrow aka the Rovers Return’s longest-serving barmaid. As … Continue reading

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