February 2010

The devil is in the detail. (28 February 2010)

Dear RUSSIAN ICE STARS. Thank you for magnanimity. I will look at my schedule. Thank you so much for your invite. I am humbled....

sincere apology (28 February 2010)

Dear Vee, my total apologies. I AM SINCERELY SORRY FOR THE MIX UP....

Skating on thin ice (28 February 2010)

No cottage this weekend. I miss the green, the cat, my neighbour Jonfan. I miss the air, the dark the peace BUT this weekend its been all systems go. I rushed out of the flat this morning to buy B...

Celebrity City (24 February 2010)

HOWARD GOODALL, the composer, talked to me from a school in Kennington. He has got 30,000 schools on board to become musical establishments. Today is 'National Sing Up day'. Teachers joining in and children standing proud as they open their...

To Beard or not to Beard (23 February 2010)

The 'oosbind of thirty odd years left for Warwickshire this morning. He took a bag of clothes, a basket of wine bottles and his lap top. He left at 9.30 and gave me a perfunctory scratch with his Royale. Thats...

The Pelican Brief. (18 February 2010)

I've just come in from 'The Wolseley', the posh restaurant next to the Ritz. I was treated to liver and bacon courtesy of a wonderful man I have known for years. He works for a publishing house and represents Jackie...

Grinding to a halt. (16 February 2010)

Battersea Bridge is taking the brunt of the traffic. Albert bridge is closed and my taxi driver, this evening, told me that it cost 39.50 to get from Kensington to Leicester Square, he feels sorry for his fares! Miles of...

Arts and Minds (13 February 2010)

So I got there early having been to a caff next door where I downed the biggest baked potato since the famine, more baked beans than Heinz, a coconut cake and a pot of Earl Grey tea. The proprietor called...

Building Jeff Bridges (10 February 2010)

I had a massage last night which included a guided meditation and a re-arranging of my ankle. This morning it hurt so much I had to take three Nurofen. By this afternoon the pain and misery of months seems to...

Wrinklies forever. ( 9 February 2010)

Everything is fine. This morning a big, plump South African rung my bell. He came upstairs and with notebook in hand, took down fastidious notes about cleaning my carpets. Then a young man from the Far east, and I don't...

A Dear Jonno letter. ( 3 February 2010)

Thanks to all of you callers today. Jonno thinks I should be taken off the airways and that I should ask for forgivenss for my views on the MMR vaccine. I like being on the airwaves, making waves, trying to...

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