Baubles, Bangles & Beads. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, Invariably, anyone who says they are ‘a bit mad’ or ‘eccentric’ turns out to be the bore of the century. Similarly, men who pronounce themselves ‘rakish’ do so at their peril if they are happily married and sprogged-up. … Continue reading

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Morning Tales. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, I first came across Giles Deacon when he was showing a couture collection in the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, alongside Vivienne Westwood, Valentino and a treasure chest of jewellers including Graff and Van Cleef & Arpels. He was … Continue reading

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. February 2017.

Dear Rowley, I have never seen a spontaneous, unanimous, prolonged standing ovation quite like that for the penultimate performance of Everybody’s Talking about┬áJamie at the Crucible theatre, Sheffield on Saturday. The story of sixteen-year old Sheffield boy Jamie New, who … Continue reading

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He’s Behind You. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, When I heard pantomime was coming back to the London Palladium after a thirty-year hiatus, my mind wandered to the am dram Christmas shows put on by my cousin Charlotte’s dance school in Sheffield. The director would finagle … Continue reading

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Moving On Swiftly. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, Forgive me for bombarding you with letters but since I’ve had a few more Diet Cokes, there seems to be so many more hours in the day. Can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed the last few … Continue reading

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