21st Century Blues. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, As the Wicked Witch croaked as she was melting, ‘What a world! What a world!’ I ask you, how did we get from the tattooed lady that Victorians would pay a shilling to gawp at in a circus … Continue reading

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Coping Mechanisms. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, I was bitterly disappointed to see one of my favourite shops in Soho, the Vintage Magazine Company, close its doors due to greedy landlords pricing them out of the area. There is not one of my Thames & … Continue reading

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Detox. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Well my dear, the party’s over, it’s all over my friend. So said Kenneth Williams in one of my favourite┬áRound the Horne sketches. It’s the way he tells them, I find. Needless to say, the Spencer Hart launch … Continue reading

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Let’s Face the Music and Dance. August 2015.

Dear Rowley, Now I don’t mean to cause offence (much) and I certainly don’t want to sound like a prude but when in the name of Fred & Ginger did we get from Let’s Face the Music and Dance to┬áStupid … Continue reading

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Ship Shape & Bristol Fashion. July 2015.

Dear Rowley, Rather traumatised today if truth be told. In the quest for cheekbones like Taylor Swift I agreed with my dentist’s recommendation to have my wisdom teeth removed. Why on earth I opted to do it without a major … Continue reading

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