Wandering Hands. January 2018.

Dear Rowley, As Dame Maggie Smith replied to a gauche journalist who greeted her with ‘you look great’, ‘Well dear I’ve looked greater’. Having had blonde highlights to cheer myself up in the dread dark nights of January, I have … 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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Cissy That Walk. August 2015.

Dear Rowley, If there isn’t a box set of RuPaul’s Drag Race from season one to seven there jolly well ought to be. My few evenings at Bloomsbury Towers would be bereft without a cheeky G&T or three and a … Continue reading

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Art or Bust. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, Well, I’m sitting on the balcony of the Albert Ier in Nice on the last night on the Riviera for now watching the sun set and listening to Sarah Vaughan’s I Love Brazil album on the MacBook Air. … Continue reading

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My Nights with Reg November 2010

Dear Rowley, A very interesting lunch today with a scholar from Bulgaria by way of Washington who is researching Emperor Dom Pedro II who was a customer of Henry Poole & Co. We’re going to Sheekey’s Oyster Bar. Won’t be … Continue reading

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