Cascades. August 2016.

Dear Rowley, Since we last corresponded, I am still in the hospital in Toronto but am now free to be at large from 6am to 9pm outside the fifth floor ward. This has given me forty-eight hours and counting to … Continue reading

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The Love Quest. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, Both you and I can just remember the days when television still showed black and white programmes. I in particular remember the Saturday matinee double bill of classic films shown on BBC2 before I was even in my … Continue reading

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Cascades. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, If, like us, you have a degree in classic black and white movies then the word ‘Cascades’ speaks mouthfuls rather succinctly. Cascades was the rest home that Bette Davis’s character, Charlotte Vale, retired to in the film Now Voyager after … Continue reading

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Poppies. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, Having done the walk of shame this morning and changed into a suit, I sashayed towards The Cenotaph to watch my first Remembrance Service in the flesh. I thought I was guaranteed to bawl like a little girl … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Walked Home Alone. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, One of the best Bette Davis biographies written by Charlotte Chandler was titled The Girl Who Walked Home Alone. I have been walking home alone for many years now to Bloomsbury Towers. You know what? I’m living alone and … Continue reading

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