A Marvellous Party. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, Happy Birthday Ma’am. Better Half and I are terribly grateful. The garden in his Clerkenwell pad is on the route of the Buckingham Palace fly past so every Jubilee, Trooping and Royal Wedding we have the thrill of … Continue reading

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Keep Calm & Carry On. September 2011.

Dear Rowley, So Germany’s voted to bail out the Euro Zone one more time. William Hague is quite right. The Euro is like being trapped inside a burning building with no exits: perhaps an unfortunate analogy on a morning when … Continue reading

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Cabaret November 2010

Dear Rowley, So our Prime Minister is on a trade charm offensive in China. ‘Good luck’, as Liza said in Sex & the City. As we all know, China is an ancient civilization. They were carving jade when we were … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Corfu September 2010

Dear Rowley, Don’t other peoples’ holiday photographs bore you to sobs? My heart sinks when anyone returning from foreign shores whips out a digital camera and invites you to ‘share’ their holiday vicariously with interminable (and often inept) pictures that … Continue reading

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