Applause. April 2016.

Dear Rowley, So sorry to hear of Victoria Wood’s untimely death this week. Having memorised As Seen on TV, Pat & Margaret and most of the Christmas Specials, I can’t tell you how many of her jokes I have ‘borrowed’ over the … Continue reading

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Ship Shape & Bristol Fashion. July 2015.

Dear Rowley, Rather traumatised today if truth be told. In the quest for cheekbones like Taylor Swift I agreed with my dentist’s recommendation to have my wisdom teeth removed. Why on earth I opted to do it without a major … Continue reading

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House of Cards. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, A terribly Orwellian tableau today in Sainsbury’s Bloomsbury this morning. A poor chap with a vacant look on his face and bottle of wine in hand was standing next to the pernicious self check-out machine pathetically bleating ‘I … Continue reading

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Theatricality. November 2012.

Dear Rowley, A rather theatrical week. Saturday to the new Alan Bennett at the National Theatre. It is a vehicle for Frances de la Tour otherwise known as ‘Frankie’  by the hair and make-up ‘girls. I have adored Alan Bennett’s … Continue reading

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Balearics! June 1st 2011

Dear Rowley, Back at Bloomsbury Towers after a blissful few days on Menorca: the isle of my childhood. I find travel terribly C. S. Lewis. It is like going through the wardrobe to Narnia. You think you’ve been away for … Continue reading

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