CASTLES IN THE AIR. FEBRUARY 2012.

Dear Rowley, Boris Johnson’s mailshot urging me to vote him in again as Mayor of London couldn’t have come at a more apposite moment. Walking back to Bloomsbury Towers from my art director Pete’s studio in Bermondsey I happened to … Continue reading

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The Queen. February 2012.

Dear Rowley, Did you stay up last night to watch the Super Bowl? Well, I wouldn’t ordinarily except for the promise that Madonna would perform at half time. The closest England has to such an occasion is asking the soprano … Continue reading

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Your Downton Needs You. November 2011.

Dear Rowley, A peregrination to the countryside – more specifically Beeley in Derbyshire – to round up the birthday celebrations with family. I took a turn around the 14th century churchyard where grandmother lies in state. St Anne’s is truly … Continue reading

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Roll ‘Em. October 2011.

Dear Rowley, Forgive the radio silence since my 40th birthday bash. No, darling, I haven’t been committed to The Priory until further notice. You can blame Ciao Bella, Noel Coward and ITV for my going temporarily awol. Where to begin? … Continue reading

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