Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Gail's musings in St James's Park, London

Thank heavens I have a free hour before my meeting…a morning walk is so important for one's sanity…I do wish Bertie were here too….oh look what a cute Lhasa Apso…I wonder if Bertie misses me as much as I miss him…my what a lot of grey squirrels thrive in Central London….and ducks, geese, swans, gulls and, of course, pigeons…now I see a husky, poor creature, I don't think this is the right place for him…the London air smells sour this morning... not even the Queen over there in Buckingham Palace can escape it… now, we have a sparky wee terrier….and a rather sad looking golden lab…what a lot of leaves on the ground just now...I do hope Dad had a comfy night in hospital...and now this is exactly the place where I once nearly cycled into the then Foreign Secretary (Douglas Hurd) en route to work…can't spot any politicians I recognise this morning…but it's Bertie's happy, eager little face I really want to see…

Image from internet


  1. That view is amazing lucky you :)
    Welcome to join my blog

  2. Gorgeous! Im sure you miss him so much I do see quite a few WFT in manhattan when I visit, none in New Jersey so far. I imagien with lots of exercise they are just fine. One I saw regularly was always bounding across the dog park. Some day when I retire.
    I send best wishes to your dad too. IT must be very hard wiht all the changes he has faced. My dad passed young and the one thing Im greatful for is there was no prolonged stay in the hospital, but in all the pictures your dad does look happy
    urban hounds now retro rover

  3. Aww Bertie misses you just as much and I'm sure he will love to hear about what you've seen while you're apart! Hope your dad is doing okay.

  4. We wonder if your mind was wandering to Bertie in the meeting too?

  5. Did you say SQUIRRELS. Show them the way to my park. Hope you are having a good time and not missing Bertie too much.
    Have a terrific Tuesday.

    Best wishes Molly

  6. We know Bertie misses you as much or more than you miss him. You are his world, his job, his best friend.

    gus n teka

  7. I have a feeling Bertie is really missing you and will let you know it too

  8. Hari OM
    Blessings to father and love to you Gail. Of course Bertie boy is missing you!!!!!

    ...and Douglas Hurd deserved to be run over. Just murmurring..... YAM xx

  9. I loved those free association musings. You do Virginia Woolf proud!!! I hope HGD is doing well. And I know Bertie is missing you too and is having his own musings. (If only we could know what they are.)


    1. Yes I was thinking of myself as Mrs Dalloway!

  10. Yep, thats the bestest thing to see first thing every morning, a puppers great face with kissies waiting for you!

    The Mad Scots

  11. We're glad you know what's important. Bertie would be enlivening things up if he were there.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  12. We hope you get to enjoy London. Lee and Phod

  13. I have similar musings when walking in a beautiful place without the dogs.

  14. Bertie could have chased the geese in the park !

  15. oh auntie Gail, I can only imagine how much bettew all of this would be wif Bewtie at youw side
    smoochie kisses

  16. Dear Gail,

    I'm sure my dear grandson misses you as much as you miss him!

    Guess what... Dachshund Daddy is traveling to London tomorrow! It's a work trip, but he'll probably have a bit of free time. Any recommendations? Mom says he should go to the Tate Modern.