Baubles, Bangles & Beads. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, Invariably, anyone who says they are ‘a bit mad’ or ‘eccentric’ turns out to be the bore of the century. Similarly, men who pronounce themselves ‘rakish’ do so at their peril if they are happily married and sprogged-up. … 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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The Lady. April 2013.

Dear Rowley, I was terribly saddened to hear that Baroness Thatcher died yesterday in a suite at The Ritz after suffering a stroke. Apparently the Lady had been living as a guest of owners the Barclay brothers since she was … Continue reading

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VE Day. December 2011.

Dear Rowley, Quote of the week. Having exercised Britain’s veto like a karate chop at the EU summit last night, Mr Cameron is accused by the French of being like a guest at a wife-swapping party who decided not to … Continue reading

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Ho-Bleedin-Ho. December 2011.

Dear Rowley, If you haven’t seen My Week With Marilyn yet I do urge you to treat yourself for Christmas. The script is a little thin but for charm it deserves an Oscar. My friend Tim and I snuck off last … Continue reading

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