62-Gun Salute. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, To the Queen’s House at the Tower of London this lunchtime to watch the 62-gun salute for the Duke of Edinburgh’s 93rd birthday. The invitation came courtesy of Royal Salute whiskey who were hosting the lunch and whiskey … Continue reading

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Down Under. April 2014.

Dear Rowley, This morning the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their infant Prince George arrived in New Zealand to commence their tour of the Colonies Down Under. Much speculation has been made by hastily appointed media royal watchers about … Continue reading

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Going Down With All Hands. April 2012.

Dear Rowley, Have you noticed the advertisement campaign on behalf of Stonewall on the side of countless London busses at present? The slogan – in bright red letters a foot high – ¬†reads ‘Some people are gay. Get over it’. … Continue reading

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Ho-Bleedin-Ho. December 2011.

Dear Rowley, If you haven’t seen My Week With Marilyn¬†yet I do urge you to treat yourself for Christmas. The script is a little thin but for charm it deserves an Oscar. My friend Tim and I snuck off last … Continue reading

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Balearics! June 1st 2011

Dear Rowley, Back at Bloomsbury Towers after a blissful few days on Menorca: the isle of my childhood. I find travel terribly C. S. Lewis. It is like going through the wardrobe to Narnia. You think you’ve been away for … Continue reading

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