Tag Archives: dogs

Dying to help

As followers of this blog know I have this thing about hidden London, its lost past and obscure places. Today I visited a website I enjoy – Derelict London – looking at their latest tours. One caught my eye – … Continue reading

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So you want a dog, do you?

One year ago I wrote about the start of our canine love affair. As it is 4 years, nearly to the day since Dog appeared in our lives I thought I retell the story of how it all started way … Continue reading

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But why not?

There’s a cafe near here – it’s on Norwood High Street which isn’t exactly a posh part of anywhere – called Cul de Sac. It’s run by a rather stern faced French woman who always asks me if I want an … Continue reading

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It’s a Dog’s Life

National Dog Day, I’m told. So say hello to Dog and Dog’ predecessors… We never had another dog, not until the Textiliste gave into the pressure and, about 2000, we went to Battersea… Sadly he died in 2009 and we … Continue reading

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Dog tired, I need a cat nap.

We had a dog when I was small. A pedigree boxer we called Punch but whose ridiculous kennel club name was Punchenello Tillingdown. He was a beast of a dog with a head the size of an asteroid and crafted … Continue reading

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Five Photos Five Stories – day four

I know you’ve all met Dog, aka Mylo named after the Textiliste’s favourite album. He’s a rescue dog, the second we’ve been lucky enough to live with. I could list his attributes, his foibles, the things that irk me and … Continue reading

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My green and pleasant land

I was brought up, in those formative years between 11 and 18 in a New Forest Cottage. When mum sold in 2006, she moved into a small local town and that was my last real contact with life in the … Continue reading

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