Palazzo Pitti. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, Despite being the only person with English as a mother tongue at the Chaumet summit at Le Meurice, my lecture did seem to please. It is always something of a challenge to present a ‘state of the nation’ … Continue reading

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Signage. November 2012.

Dear Rowley, There are evenings that confirm that I don’t wish to live anywhere other than Central London. True, the rent on Bloomsbury Towers is taxing, the weather is execrable and the shoals of Chinese tourists rather a swim upstream … Continue reading

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Paris! Paris! November 2010

Dear Rowley, Comment ca va, mon cher? Je suis desloe mais je retour a Paris ce soir et j’adore Paris. As Max Bygraves said I want to tell you a story. Back in the day when I was a teenager, … Continue reading

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