An American in Paris. March 2017.

Dear Rowley, One of the all time favourite quotes about the acting profession comes courtesy of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads.  It likens actors to mushrooms ‘because you’re kept in the dark most of the time and every so often somebody throws … Continue reading

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Coping Mechanisms. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, I was bitterly disappointed to see one of my favourite shops in Soho, the Vintage Magazine Company, close its doors due to greedy landlords pricing them out of the area. There is not one of my Thames & … Continue reading

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Absolutely Fatuous. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, Did you see the British Vogue documentary on the telly last week? No, me neither. It was the talk of Emma Willis’s summer party though with the general consensus being it could have been infinitely worse. But the Vogue doc … Continue reading

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Russian Roulette. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, I do love Jewish humour, don’t you? Barbra Streisand told one of my favourite gags at her comeback concert in the 1990s. It concerns a woman who goes to the butcher’s shop to buy a chicken. He hands … Continue reading

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Books Etc. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I must have run the gamut of deadly sins in my time but one that I’ve finally conquered is envy. Being covetous of what others have is the road to Bedlam. Sometimes I find myself lusting after a … Continue reading

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