Tag Archives: dog

The Wife #filmreview

The title was a bit off putting – it rather gave the game away – as was the blurb. The cast had a lot of quality – Jonathan Pryce, Glenn Close and Christian Slater – but this whole put upon … Continue reading

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Bridging The Gap #walking #london #thames

It’s been so hot and dry in London for over 2 months that my regular walks with Dog have been curtailed. He’s not been happy. Wednesday was different. Clouds had rolled in, a breeze had been evident and a front … Continue reading

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Leisure (As Imagined By Dog) #poems #poetry

Continuing my series of re-imagined favourite poems, today we arrive at Leisure By W H Davies, no 14 on the Nation’s Fav list Leisure WHAT is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare?— No time … Continue reading

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Isle Of Dogs #filmreview

Everyone who reads this blog know I have an ongoing love interface with Dog. We get each other. When our local picture house announced their first dog friendly screening of the new Wes Anderson film, Isle Of Dogs, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Snow Doubt About It

There are days when getting outside for a walk is a struggle.  Too many jobs to do, that awkward call to make, the badly scheduled appointment. And then there’s snow. We don’t get a lot of snow in South London. … Continue reading

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Drawing A Snow Line Under The Day

I’m skiing. In Italy. In the shadow of the Matterhorn. Cervinia, which apparently is ‘Matterhorn’ for the locals and the town, originally Breuil, was renamed by Mussolini…. but I digress. I’m with six friends, a small hand-picked elite of post … Continue reading

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A Dog? You Want A Dog?

The Le Pard home, circa 2002 comprised four humans of various sizes, sexes and sophistications, two cats, two tortoises, the last survivors of a tropical fish experiment and a dozen whistling cockroaches. In considering the decision-making structure that existed back … Continue reading

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