Last Queen of Scotland? September 2014.

Dear Rowley, How did the vote for Scottish Independence get within a gnat’s crotchet of dividing the United Kingdom? We all quite naturally thought that Alex Salmond alone would scupper the misguided bid for independence.  I know politics isn’t a … 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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Hypocrisy. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, Due to ‘the Troubles’ I have had the opportunity to watch George Osborne deliver the 2014 Budget. Naturally I’d rather be watching a DVD of Brigadoon but one does need to keep an eye on what our elected members … Continue reading

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Fashion. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, I found it most unwise of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to take a second honeymoon in the Maldives minus the minor and after the Middleton clan had just got back from Musitque. Most people in Britain … Continue reading

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Tapas & Tantrums. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, If I hear one more politician or BBC newsreader referring to the late Nelson Mandela as Madiba I will sneak up behind them with a vuvuzela and give it to them hot. Isn’t Madiba a tribal term of … Continue reading

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