Applause. April 2016.

Dear Rowley, So sorry to hear of Victoria Wood’s untimely death this week. Having memorised As Seen on TV, Pat & Margaret and most of the Christmas Specials, I can’t tell you how many of her jokes I have ‘borrowed’ over the … Continue reading

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The Glossies. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, The party planning for the launch of James Sherwood’s Discriminating Guide to London has reached fever pitch with Miss Chandni and I working as a tag team. We were so late with the stiffies that I decided to e-vite a … Continue reading

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The Winter Olympics. February 2014.

Dear Rowley, The Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi haven’t been without controversy have they? Burning issues of the day include President Putin’s anti-gay laws and the big question as to why countries didn’t boycott the games never mind the odd … Continue reading

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Affectations Can Be Dangerous. September 2013.

Dear Rowley, When 50-year old dancer Isadora Duncan was throttled as her chiffon scarf got caught in the wheels of a sports car in Nice in 1927, Gertrude Stein commented sagely ‘affectations can be dangerous’. At this stage in Duncan’s … Continue reading

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Ciao Bella! New Year’s Eve 2011.

Dear Rowley, In haste, I was leafing through the February issue of Tatler and found the most marvellous feature Labradors of Power written by an entertaining chap called Adam Edwards. It reminded me that I had not as yet sent you … Continue reading

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