The Monroe Doctrine. October 2014.

Dear Rowley, Can Strictly Come Dancing’s opening numbers get any camper? I’m just watching a hoedown number with all the boys in spray-on denim and cowboy boots and all the gals in pink gingham. Well, as Julian and Sandy would … Continue reading

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Fitting Days April 2011

Dear Rowley, Highlight of the week? I finally got to see Gail in Capri (the dry cleaner not the island) after weeks of narrowly missing each other. Gail is off to a wedding in Dublin and had me in hysterics … Continue reading

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We’ve Never Had It So Bad 2011

Dear Rowley, Brass monkeys this morning, isn’t it? I stoated down to the kitchen at 5.30am wrapped in a duvet like Marlene Dietrich at the Queen’s Theatre: rigid in my swan’s down. Apparently, a rat has been seen at No … Continue reading

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Nobody Expects the Inquisition December 2011

Dear Rowley, My austerity measures took an unexpected turn tonight. I had cocktails at the Savoy with a super talented fashion ┬ádesigner called Claire Thorogood. Love that lady. So I asked the Savoy to comp the cocktails and I swigged … Continue reading

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Shake the Money Tree January 2011

Dear Rowley, Just a quickie darling. Two very pesky magazine editors didn’t pay me when they promise so last week was all about austerity. I feared I would have to throw myself on the mercy of the parish or, worse, … Continue reading

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