Absolutely Fabulous. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, I would like to say¬†Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie was a gasser. Don’t get me wrong, there were some great lines (mostly written by Jennifer Saunders for Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) but as a ninety-minute film it was … 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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Man of Letters. May 2016.

Dear Rowley, In my extensive, some would say exhaustive, research into the history of Savile Row, there is a frustrating lack of information about the founding fathers: Gieves, Hawkes, Kilgour, Davies, Huntsman, Anderson or Sheppard. Of them all, the most … Continue reading

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It’s A Fine Life. March 2015.

Dear Rowley, While researching my¬†Discriminating Guide to London I came across a vogue in restaurants largely in Oliver Twist’s topography of the city for Dickensian fare. Under the guise of honest ’tilled from the soil, bringing the sow to market’ … Continue reading

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Free the Corfu One. August 2011.

Dear Rowley, You recall last year better half and I took a house on the North East coast of Corfu in September? It was one of those idyllic farmhouses in the hills overlooking the mountains of Albania surrounded by red … Continue reading

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