Loving London February 2011

Dear Rowley, Barak Obama. Discuss. I heard that nauseating speech about the Egyptian regime change likening it to all sorts of profound world events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the First World War. … Continue reading

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Hibernating January 2011

Dear Rowley, The Archers darling! Nigel Pargiter falling to his death from the roof while trying to remove a Happy New Year banner from the flagpole. I couldn’t have been more disappointed. When you lose a much-loved character, all you … Continue reading

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Pomp & Circumstance December 2010

Dear Rowley, Aren’t pine needles a bugger to hoover-up? Come the 27th of December, I’m already over Christmas and ready to get cracking. Is there anything more mournful than Christmas decs after the event? They always call to mind Donatella … Continue reading

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My Judy Garland Life December 2010

Dear Rowley, A couple of years ago, one of my former colleagues and columnists on the FT wrote a book called My Judy Garland Life. The fact that the lady in question was happily married, had sweet children and was … Continue reading

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