Hard Acts to Follow. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, Are you a fan of remakes? I have not yet seen it but hear Kenneth BRannagh’s Murder on the Orient Express is dry as dust compared to the original though the cinematography is spectacular. Why Hollywood tries to improve … Continue reading

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Tender is the Night. May 2013.

Dear Rowley, The Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc has been the mise-en-scène for the most enchanted evenings in the history of the Cannes Film Festival and none more so than amfAR’s 20th anniversary gala. The promenade that slopes from the hotel’s perch … Continue reading

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The Lady is a Vamp May 2011

Dear Rowley, Sometimes you’ve got to love the British press. They are having an absolute ball ‘dropping earrings’ about the mystery ladies and gentlemen who have blocked the newspapers by law from naming profile adulterers. I love that phrase ‘dropping … Continue reading

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It’s Grim Down South January 2011

Dear Rowley, Don’t you love the shipping forecast? It reminds me of meditating. You haven’t got a clue what they’re saying but the mantra comforts and reassures. Let’s face it that’s what we all need this January. January is always … Continue reading

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Pomp & Circumstance December 2010

Dear Rowley, Aren’t pine needles a bugger to hoover-up? Come the 27th of December, I’m already over Christmas and ready to get cracking. Is there anything more mournful than Christmas decs after the event? They always call to mind Donatella … Continue reading

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