Evita Forever. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, These days I always wake-up to The Shipping Forecast. It is almost mediation: Malin, Hebrides variable thee or four, showers good and on it goes like a prayer to the weather gods. This being 5.30am my days tend to … Continue reading

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Well Done That Man. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, One of the best royal biographies I have ever read was penned in 2011 by Philip Eade. Its title? Young Prince Philip: His Turbulent Early Life. We are all so familiar with the Windsor lineage but over and above … Continue reading

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Trooping the Colour. June 2016.

Dear Rowley, HM The Queen has already lived and reigned longer than any other monarch in British history. This weekend, to mark her official birthday, more flags were put out for Trooping the Colour: the military salute with its foundations … Continue reading

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Cambridge Princess. May 2015.

Dear Rowley, The Duchess of Cambridge’s second pregnancy has rather passed us all by considering the mother-to-be has been invisible for most of it. Not being one of those flag-waving loons in Union Jack underwear camped outside the Lindo Wing, … Continue reading

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Cleveland Street. November 2013.

Dear Rowley, It was worth the sign-up to Twitter alone for a message that pinged into my box this evening reading ‘Jack the Ripper is n0w following you’. Don’t panic, I’m not being trolled: well, not in the virtual world … Continue reading

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