Next Door

Friends and friends of friends

Six Degrees

As you can see, my friends Matt and Jaime have just been in Rome, where they had an exclusive audience with The Pope.

Travels with my Ant

I was in my old haunt of Oxford on Saturday, driving around with friends Viv and Danny, when we suddenly noticed a very flash soft-top car in Headington. Then, on closer inspection, it turned out that the driver was no…

Six Degrees

After the Six Degrees of Separation entry, Peacockshock has been bombarded with ludicrously indirect namedrops from friends, such as ‘I once stood on a member of S-Club 7 in the GMTV green room.’ And now I have another. I’ve just…

John Peel

This is the most difficult piece I’ve ever written. As you’ll no doubt know, John Peel died on October 26th. And OK…I’ll admit it…I’m crying as I type this. Weirdly, I was on holiday on 26th and spent ages in…

Tramp in Cadogan Hotel

The Six Degrees of Separation indirect namedrops continue. My friend Cyn’s godson was in Midsomer Murders on Sunday, playing Henry the rower. Meanwhile, my friend H told me a story about having dinner at the Cadogan Hotel on Sloane Street…

Six Degrees

Following my Six Degrees of Separation namedrops (see Next Door section), Viv has pointed out that Cyn’s godson Owain Yeoman (see pic), who played Lysander in Troy, has just been offered a lead role in a new Hollywood production (watch…

Six Degrees

Six Degrees is the theory that everyone in the world can be linked through just six friends-of-friends. In other words, you’re only six friends away from The Queen, Madonna, Skippy the Kangaroo, whoever. This inspired me to list my favourite…