Custer’s Last Stand. June 2016.

Dear Rowley, Are Messes Cameron and Osborne actively throwing the Brexit vote with perfidious threat and incompetent panic? I merely ask. Speaking of panic, I went to Broadcasting House yesterday to do a pre-recorded interview with an American travel broadcaster … Continue reading

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The Clivden Set. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, I have written a lot about gratitude of late and of all the people in London who have kept the faith with me while I was crying, falling down drunk and feeling all on my lonesome like some … Continue reading

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Design For Living. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, Never a dull moment is there? Meteorite showers over Russia, Popes throwing in the crosier (Ex Benedict anyone?), queens abdicating and now to cap it all Martine McCutcheon’s gone bankrupt. It’s terribly hard to keep body and soul … Continue reading

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Cupidity. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, I adore the German word schadenfreude. ┬áThere is no translation for it in English other than saying out loud ‘I told you so’ with a satisfied smile and a smack of the lips like a cat that’s got … Continue reading

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Possession. August 2011.

Dear Rowley, Can we talk about possession? No, not of the Satanic variety although I did have an experience many years ago that would make Rosemary’s Baby look like Home Alone but that’s for the memoirs. Do you know it … Continue reading

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