Macho Man. January 2018.

Dear Rowley, I happened to chance upon a clip of the adventurer Bear Grylls on Gogglebox the other night. Not troubled by self-doubt, is he? Must come from being the Christian church’s poster boy for the Alpha cult. Bear is the … 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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The Tweed Run April 2011

Dear Rowley, There’s a Kirsty McColl song called Thank You for the Days that came to mind on Grand National Saturday. It has now become something of a tradition that I gather-up a picnic and scads of Prosecco from John … Continue reading

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