The Importance of Being Earnest. July 2015.

Dear Rowley, No love lost between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams as they slug it out to get into the finals at Wimbledon this year. But there is something amiss in the contest between ‘beauty and the beast’. Sharapova’s screeching … Continue reading

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The Swimmer. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, I’ve often quoted the late, great Diana Vreeland apropos water is nature’s tranquilliser: to drink, to swim in, to watch and to listen to. In the absence of owning a villa by the sea in Menorca or Corfu … Continue reading

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Chris & Martina. July 2012.

Dear Rowley, I am usually hard on the BBC because they were hard on me. However, I am absolutely loving the lead-up to the Ladies’ Singles final today at Wimbledon. The music, the VTs, the live shots and the pre-match … Continue reading

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Masterpiece. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, Lovely to see Chrissie Evert and Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon on first week Saturday. Chris is commentating and Martina is in the Royal Box. Serena Williams is on court and serving up a storm however a gorgeous little … Continue reading

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Diamonds as big as the Ritz. June 2011.

Dear Rowley, Am I the only one who thought ‘justice has been done’ when I saw that picture of Nancy Dell Olio dumped in a wheelbarrow legs akimbo being ploughed through a muddy field by a disgruntled lackey? If only … Continue reading

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