Nobody’s Perfect. February 2017.

Dear Rowley, I am merely curious but what, precisely, has David Beckham done to unleash the attack dogs of the tabloid press? From what I understand, old emails between he and a PR have been leaked suggesting that Beckham wanted … Continue reading

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The Seven Deadlies. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, You must have favourite paintings in London galleries that you revisit every month or so. My number one is the National Portrait Gallery Anne Boleyn in the Tudor Rooms but Bronzino’s Allegory of Venus & Cupid in the Sainsbury … Continue reading

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Making History. August 2016.

Dear Rowley, Enjoying the Olympics? What about the diving! The synchronised final had me reaching for the sal volatile, Maud. Point of order though. Can Old Mother Balding not use the word ‘Medal’ as a verb? All this talk about Tom … Continue reading

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Strike A Pose. February 2016.

Dear Rowley, The divine Suzi Perry was in town this week and we had a jaunt to the National Portrait Gallery to view the Vogue 100: A Century of Style (1916-2016) exhibition curated by Robin Muir. Now, here is the conditional before … Continue reading

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Chase the Lady. March 2015.

Dear Rowley, What with the helmeted swarm of Lycra and rage otherwise known as cyclists and the droids in headphones marching towards Holborn tube, London’s streets at rush hour are turning into The Hunger Games. I’m black and blue having been … Continue reading

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