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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Positive Discrimination. August 2015.

Dear Rowley, As you know my life has not been without incident. If it was a soap opera the theme tune would be I’m Still Here from Sondheim’s Follies.  Admittedly a bottle of Bombay Sapphire was never far away from the scene … Continue reading

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Chapeaux. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, Just watching the Cheltenham Festival on Channel 4 after lunch in the courtyard. You have to doff your cap to Clare Balding. She is a superlative racing correspondent and Rishi is no slouch either. I do love jump … Continue reading

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All That Jasper. September 2012.

Dear Rowley, One always knows London Fashion Week is upon us when a disproportionate number of tragic cases are to be found tottering up the Strand in asymmetric neon bobs, off-the shoulder chiffon, lederhosen, knee-length socks and platform brogues…and that’s … Continue reading

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The Bowes Museum. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, Rather a lot to catch up on since the escapade to Newcastle upon Tyne so apologies for the radio silence. Were you finally seduced by the Team GB (why not Great British Team?) gold rush at the Olympics. … Continue reading

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