This Sporting Life. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, I have always loathed sport. If someone chooses to hurl a harpoon or a shot put further than anyone else in the world, I find it is nobody’s business but their own. I simply don’t care who can … Continue reading

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Heavy Lifting. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Just got back to Bloomsbury Towers after another day of heavy lifting installing the ledgers in the Henry Poole & Co new Archive Room. The oven chips are in and the Prosecco is poured. I’m absolutely shagged and … Continue reading

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The Swimmer. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, I’ve often quoted the late, great Diana Vreeland apropos water is nature’s tranquilliser: to drink, to swim in, to watch and to listen to. In the absence of owning a villa by the sea in Menorca or Corfu … Continue reading

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Chris & Martina. July 2012.

Dear Rowley, I am usually hard on the BBC because they were hard on me. However, I am absolutely loving the lead-up to the Ladies’ Singles final today at Wimbledon. The music, the VTs, the live shots and the pre-match … Continue reading

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Masterpiece. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, Lovely to see Chrissie Evert and Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon on first week Saturday. Chris is commentating and Martina is in the Royal Box. Serena Williams is on court and serving up a storm however a gorgeous little … Continue reading

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