Your Downton Needs You. November 2011.

Dear Rowley, A peregrination to the countryside – more specifically Beeley in Derbyshire – to round up the birthday celebrations with family. I took a turn around the 14th century churchyard where grandmother lies in state. St Anne’s is truly … Continue reading

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Glass Houses. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, Don’t you despair of British newspapers sometimes? I’m not a reader of the News of the World or the Sun but do glance at the headlines when buying my morning Telegraph to read in the steam room of … Continue reading

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Met Ball May 2011

Dear Rowley, So it’s curtains for Osama Bin Laden. It has always struck me that he looked rather docile and beatific to be the personification of evil but that just shows how wrong you can be. Look at Simon Cowell. … Continue reading

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Reasons to be Cheerful January 2011

Dear Rowley, Three reasons to be cheerful. It looks like Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell are off to American TV so no more X Factor. Hurrah!¬†Betty Driver is on Desert Island Discs tomorrow aka the Rovers Return’s longest-serving barmaid. As … Continue reading

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