True Blood. December 2017.

Dear Rowley, I have recently been initiated into the cult of HBO vampire series True Blood. The vampire myths intrigue me: drinking human blood to live, living as the undead, lasting for centuries and living on the dark edges of humanity. … Continue reading

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Too Many Cooks. December 2017.

Dear Rowley, I have a confession. Every time a TV cook appears on film or in print my blood pressure rises like the Emperor Fountain at Chatsworth. It is quite simply baffling to me why anyone can find cooking on … Continue reading

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Superstition. January 2017.

Dear Rowley, As a tribe, writers are suspicious. We all have rituals necessary to get from bower of bliss to desk; necessary as it happens when nobody is watching and one only has self-discipline and a January tax bill for … Continue reading

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On the Clock. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, We had an absolutely marvellous American Express party at Turnbull & Asser the other night. Star guest of the evening was the man who ran the legendary Soho after hours bar La Rue’s back in the early 90s. … Continue reading

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My Tribe. August 2016.

Dear Rowley, Apparently I have broken some kind of world record in Toronto from landing at Pearson airport to enforced incarceration in an institution dedicated to mental ‘well-being’. It took me just under twenty-four hours to find myself on Nice … Continue reading

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