Happy Families. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I was lying on the daybed in Bloomsbury Towers smoking a Senior Service last night when up popped the BBC’s much-vaunted documentary All Change at Longleat.  The story is pure Evelyn Waugh. ‘Loins of Longleat’ Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of … Continue reading

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Easter Parade. April 2014.

Dear Rowley, Happy Easter darling. Having been something of a curmudgeon about Easter, I decided to spend Sunday morning with the Gorgeous Georges at St George’s church, Hangover Square in Mayfair for Sung Eucharist at 11am. St George’s is distinctly … Continue reading

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A Big Blue Cock. August 2013.

Dear Rowley, Just as the newspapers have a silly season when the travel plans of gay Guardian journalists and the scheming of avaricious tarts seeking a slice of Simon Cowell’s fortune by way of a surprise pregnancy dominate the front … Continue reading

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Love Me or Leave Me. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, I’m playing hookie today watching The Man Who Knew Too Much: the Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Doris Day and Jimmy Stewart. What strikes one watching films made in the 1950s and based in London is how polite everyone appears … Continue reading

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Women of Power. April 2012.

Dear Rowley, While working on Anderson & Sheppard’s No 17 Clifford Street shop project, La Farmer and I found ourselves at Theo Fennell’s Fulham Road flagship and a meeting with the leonine Mr Fennell in his lair. Theo is amusing. … Continue reading

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