Old Buddha. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, Every Easter I think of my ex-niece Ella (long story) who, when given a Lindt chocolate rabbit, would bash it repeatedly with a pastry fork shouting ‘Spank the bunny! Spank the bunny!’ Her mother and I used to … Continue reading

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No Place Like Home. April 2013.

Dear Rowley, The past week has been something of a family affair. I’ve just returned from Derbyshire where we celebrated my father’s 70th birthday with the circle of trust invited to lunch on Sunday in Bakewell that resembled nothing so … Continue reading

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Use Me Again. March 2012.

Dear Rowley, I was cruising the local Waitrose last night when I caught the eye of a lady for whom life had clearly challenged her to a duel and won. If there was a speech bubble above that broad’s head … Continue reading

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The Stork Has Landed. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, My heart bleeds for the ecoli outbreak in Ambridge, darling. Haven’t had a week of sleep. This is so much more relevant to most people in England than America defaulting on their billion, trillion, gazillion debt repayments or … Continue reading

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I’ve Been To A Marvelous Party November 22nd 2010

Dear Rowley, Savile Row at the Savoy was a triumphant night. I wish you could have joined us. Let me introduce you to some of the fabulous guests. Guest of honor was no competition Miss Suzi Perry wearing a green … Continue reading

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