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New Years Day 2016

On New Years Day we spent a couple of hours at Greenwich. We walked through the park to the markets and back again. On the way an American woman stopped us and called her family over. It seems the youngest daughter has always wanted a wire-haired dachshund (has posters all over her room – good taste). Couscous got her favourite thing – attention.  I hope the family are well on their way to bringing a dachshund into their family some day.

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Brockwell Park, London

A couple of weeks ago we wanted to go to West Norwood cemetery in South London. When we got there we realised it was a No Dogs cemetery. So instead we found a local park nearby – Brockwell. Nice park and great cafe. Yet the weather was rubbish and it started to rain and Matt tore a muscle running round with CC. Then it took twice as long to drive home through south London. So won’t be doing that again. Next time Greenwich Park will be fine.

  • OK after wet weather – yes
  • Parking fee – no
  • Toilets – yes
  • Café – yes

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Victoria Park, London

We went into London to pick up my loom and on the way home stopped off at Victoria Park – London’s oldest purpose built, public park. A lovely autumn day. You can park in any of the side streets.

  • OK after wet weather – yes
  • Parking fee – no
  • Toilets – yes
  • Café – yes

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Nunhead Cemetery, London

We ventured into South London to visit Nunhead Cemetery, where we met a number of other dog walkers. The Friends of the Cemetery say this about it:

Perhaps the least known, but most attractive, of the great Victorian Cemeteries of London. Consecrated in 1840, it is one of the seven great Victorian cemeteries established in a ring around the outskirts of London. It contains examples of the magnificent monuments erected in memory of the most eminent citizens of the day, which contrast sharply with the small, simple headstones marking common, or public, burials. It’s formal avenue of towering limes and the Gothic gloom of the original Victorian planting gives way to paths which recall the country lanes of a bygone era.

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  • OK after wet weather – yes
  • Parking fee – no
  • Toilets – no
  • Café – no
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    Greenwich dachshund meet

    I took Lady CC to the Greenwich Park Dachshund meet for the Dachshunds in London club. There were about 15 little sausages running around while the band played. It was great. Lady CC was her usual aloof self but did let her hair down when she met Lily, a toypoodle/terrier cross. She and Lily had a major run around together – wonderful to see. CC was the popular one of the day I think. She had her photo taken a few times and various children would come over to pet her. She was the largest as all the other sausages where minatures. There was one other wire-haired one – tiny thing with curly fair fur.

    The children's favourite

    The children's favourite

    Another doxie

    Another doxie

    A few at play

    A few at play

    In the park

    In the park

    Pride

    A few dogs made an appearance in the Pride parade today. Here’s one…

    Proud doxie

    Proud doxie

    Rainbow

    Rainbow