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Vanessa Bell

Popped over to see the new Vanessa Bell exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery last weekend – don’t tell a soul but it was essential research for my new whodunnit – and was rather blown away by her work. I didn’t know much about her, except the obvious – Virginia Woolf’s sister, member of the …

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Table manners

We witnessed a curious scene at a cafe the other day. It’s a popular place, so the tables are squeezed in tight. The man next to us (and I mean right next to us – stretch out an elbow and I’d have jogged his cappuccino) was noshing away, while opposite him was an empty chair …

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K9atwalk Show

Off we went on Friday to the K9atwalk fund raiser at the Polish Hearth Club in Exhibition Road, organised by my friend Magda Hunt. The Club was the perfect setting for the fashion show, featuring designer clothes – and very fancy dog collars too – auctioned off to support the charity IAPWA. Harrowing films presented …

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Last year’s model?

I didn’t know whether to applaud or sigh at a feature on Woman’s Hour about over-50s modelling. On one hand, it’s great that these women are getting work, on the other, it’s pretty tragic that their bodies are still their most lucrative assets – and I don’t mean ‘assets’ in a creepy Daily Mail way. …

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Evening All

I’d hoped to have some news for you by now about our horrible robbery. Hell, I hoped I’d have some news for me.┬áBut unfortunately the wheels of justice turn slowly. I suppose it’s just as well – no one wants any mistakes to be made. It’s not letting too many cats out of too many …

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K9ATWALK show

My great friend, the artist Magda Hunt, has always been a stalwart animal lover and is a great supporter of IAPWA (International Aid for the Protection and Welfare of Animals). She has designed a spectacular fundraising fashion show, the K9ATWALK, to be held at the Polish Hearth Club in Kensington on Friday, 10th February at …

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A thief in the house

I feel completely sick as I write this, but I think someone has been stealing from us. Child One was back briefly from art school over Christmas, and raised the alarm – some pieces of jewellery were missing. At first, I was pretty sure they were just misplaced. And it’s still a distinct possibility – …

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