La Dolce Vita. July 2017.

Dear Rowley, I am getting about a bit these days! H and I had three days in Rome over the weekend where we had the privilege to swim through herds of tattooed wildebeest in spray on shorts marauding round the … Continue reading

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Beaches. May 2016.

Dear Rowley, As you know, I have a reputation for plain-speaking but, until now, have refused to be drawn on the proposed Brexit. Apparently, the markets don’t like it, The Queen does and the government has corralled everyone from Barak … Continue reading

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I’ll Do Ten for You. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, Glorious tintanabulations, I am being visited by that unicorn of London phenomena, a house call from a doctor. I can’t go back to the Chelsea & Westminster or UCL after the two rejections so have decided I might … Continue reading

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Hell Raisers. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, Farewell to two Hollywood legends last weekend: the lovely, legendary Joan Fontaine of Rebecca fame and one of the most beautiful men of his generation Peter O’Toole. As Noël Coward said of O’Toole’s most famous role, ‘if he were … Continue reading

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Betty Blue Eyes April 2011

Dear Rowley, Well, ducks, I finally have a proof of the Fashion at Royal Ascot cover. Do you love it? The hat is Stephen Jones and the dress Vivienne Westwood. The art direction is Peter Dawson and I have to … Continue reading

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