Trooping the Colour. June 2016.

Dear Rowley, HM The Queen has already lived and reigned longer than any other monarch in British history. This weekend, to mark her official birthday, more flags were put out for Trooping the Colour: the military salute with its foundations … Continue reading

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Open All Hours. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, Last weekend, town was en fete for Open House London: an initiative in which some of the great buildings usually closed to the public throw open their doors. For two days one can queue briefly to wander at leisure around … Continue reading

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The Admiralty. August 2013.

Dear Rowley, I love a Biblical Epic, don’t you? Only problem with Hollywood Biblicals is that the pagans always appear to be having infinitely more fun than the Christians. They also get nicer cossies. I’m just watching a rerun of … Continue reading

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Royal St James’s. June 2013.

Dear Rowley, Terribly sad to read of Sir Henry Cecil’s death. He was bar none the most elegantly dressed man at Royal Ascot. We’d often tip top hats when I was en route to eviscerate fascinators in the Royal Enclosure … Continue reading

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When You Wish Upon a Spa. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, Last week I finally got the chance to take my blue linen Hardy Amies suit for a spin on the River Thames. It was one of those gay sunshine days in London and I’d walked the Thames Path … Continue reading

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