Chipolatas December 2010

Dear Rowley, Don’t you just adore Carol Kirkwood, the weather lady on BBC Breakfast? Carol is always at Royal Ascot on Ladies Day and we must have done about five years’ worth of 7.30am interviews with Carol rocking the hats … Continue reading

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With Apologies to Noel Coward November 2010

Dear Rowley, As promised a shot of Scott at Bloomsbury Towers wearing the Tom Baker sequin jacket for a bit of a do tonight at which Bespoke Banter is filming and Scott is presenting. Hell! He looks better in it … Continue reading

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Cabaret November 2010

Dear Rowley, So our Prime Minister is on a trade charm offensive in China. ‘Good luck’, as Liza said in Sex & the City. As we all know, China is an ancient civilization. They were carving jade when we were … Continue reading

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Royal Ascot Starting Post November 2010

Dear Rowley, At present I am in bed with two of my most favourite boys: my parents’ Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Dougal and Murphey. Sound like two Irish navvies don’t they? These gorgeous creatures call to mind a Victoria Wood … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Corfu September 2010

Dear Rowley, Don’t other peoples’ holiday photographs bore you to sobs? My heart sinks when anyone returning from foreign shores whips out a digital camera and invites you to ‘share’ their holiday vicariously with interminable (and often inept) pictures that … Continue reading

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