Thursday, 28 June 2012

Coco's Corner: 29 June

Written by Coco
Dear Readers,

The new editor doesn't usually get in touch with regular columnists like me, so I was surprised to find this in my inbox this morning.

'Dear Coco, pls do walkies this week – you're having to go on a travel page about walking hols, prior to moving much further forward in 6 July issue.'

So, at last, I am to claim a rightfully more prominent position somewhere at the front of the book. I look forward to finding out exactly where on 6 July. I expect you will continue to seek my page out first, even before you turn to the Classifieds, where, as I always say, some of the best and juiciest stories in this distinguished publication are to be found.

Now, I am an obedient Office Dog (trained by none other than the legendary Mrs Courtier of Ibstone) so now to the task in hand. Walkies.

Well, what I can say about walkies is this. I love walkies. I love walkies on Exmoor. I love walkies in London. I can never get enough walkies. Rain or shine. Summer or winter. Or autumn. Or indeed, spring (note to Matt the ed: is this the sort of thing you had in mind?).

Luckily, the ed in chief is basically half Labrador (if she sees a river or loch or lake she tends to plunge in, just like me) and loves going on walkies, too. So the best bit is, walkies is something that we love doing together.

Mr Dawnay tries to get her to play golf, on the grounds that this is also something they can 'do together', but she resists. She says golf isn't the same or as good as a long, steep walk up a hill, ending at a pub. And I have to say, I agree with her.

Until next week,


Office Dog

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