Sunderland One Eton Nil. June 2016.

Dear Rowley, Did you vote darling? I’ve just got back from a Brexit party on Southampton Row dressed-up as Britannia. Just in case we lost, I went with a friend who made a marvellous Boadicea. He had his chariot parked … Continue reading

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Positive Discrimination. August 2015.

Dear Rowley, As you know my life has not been without incident. If it was a soap opera the theme tune would be I’m Still Here from Sondheim’s Follies.  Admittedly a bottle of Bombay Sapphire was never far away from the scene … Continue reading

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Rock on Tommy 22nd May 2011

Dear Rowley, In all the tra-la-la of having Suzi Perry in town this week, I haven’t had time to put pen to Smythson paper and tell you about Royal Ascot days and disco nights of late. Thursday saw Miss P … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding 4: 30th April 2011

Dear Rowley, As I didn’t say to Emily Maitlis on the BBC News channel Royal Wedding coverage yesterday, ‘there are two big boobs in Princess Eugenie’s get-up: the skirt’s too short and the bodice would panic the cat’. Both Princess … 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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