Last Christmas. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, Family Christmases do tend to open the floodgates for nostalgia but not half as much as the news that George Michael had died on Christmas Day, aged fifty-three, from heart failure. I always find it rather a bore … Continue reading

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Follow the Fleet. April 2016.

Dear Rowley, We should all visit the BFI more, don’t you think? The British Film Institute is, quite simply, cinema for grown-ups who don’t need a bucket ‘o popcorn to munch or two litre bottles of Coke that gurgle like … Continue reading

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The World of Interiors. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Nothing like a fresh lick of paint to revive one’s interest in life. As I’ve bored you ad nauseam Jeffrey Bernard has been unwell for weeks now. Hopefully Dr B will work his magic tomorrow and I will be ready … Continue reading

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The Swimmer. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, I’ve often quoted the late, great Diana Vreeland apropos water is nature’s tranquilliser: to drink, to swim in, to watch and to listen to. In the absence of owning a villa by the sea in Menorca or Corfu … Continue reading

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What Would Pola Do? July 2013.

Dear Rowley, Can you remember my telling you I’d been to see a fabulous new musical at the Arts Theatre earlier this year called The Tailor Made Man all about 20s movie idol Billy Haines and his spectacular fall from … Continue reading

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