Weighing-in. September 2018.

Dear Rowley, Whatever happened to professional drinking? You know, the Mad Men two fingers of scotch to seal the deal, the neat whiskey and a steak that sustained 60s Vogue editor Diana Vreeland or the vodka rocks imbibed by the first supermodels – … Continue reading

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Hometime. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, As the legendary Liza often says, some things are just magical. Sometimes life is just magical. Apropos of this sentiment, I finally had an excuse to return to my University city Newcastle upon Tyne for the first time … 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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This Is Your Life 14th June 2011

Dear Rowley, Don’t you find that we all have a musical in us? I recall someone once saying to me that life wasn’t musical theatre to which I replied ‘there’s always a song’. I would ordinarily say my musical would … Continue reading

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