Saturday, 26 March 2011

Magic in Covent Garden

Covent Garden is full of street entertainers and has been for a very long time; Samuel Pepys mentioned street performers in his 1662 diary. It is the only place in London which is licenced to have such acts and the performers have to autition for the market's management in order to obtain a timetabled slot. There are 30 minute shows running through the day, every day of the year, except Christmas day.

To balance a bike on ones child, surely must involve some magic...

Thanks to LB Diamond and Tessa Conte for hosting the Nature of Magic Blogfest.

7...Green Park

Recently, in Green Park I saw a rather strange thing; a collection of Pug owners meeting together, for what purpose I am not entirely sure.

There were lots of little dogs, all kitted out in doggy coats and jumpers sniffing each other and then moving on to the next pug.

I wondered if it was some kind of speed dating for dogs; they were certainly doing the rounds. Sniffing each other, a bit of playful fighting,showing off their newest piece of doggie couture and then moving on to the next little fella.
Or maybe it was for the owners to do a little bit of playful flirting, talking about their dog, seeing what they had in common (other than choice in pet obviously), swapping numbers and arranging their own dog walking date.

By the time I left there was not only around 20 little animals running around after each other but a sizable crowd had gathered to ooo and ahhhh at the cute little things.

When I got home curiosity got the better of me and I had a little Google to see what it was all about. I was very nearly right with my dating theory. It is an opportunity for little dogs to meet other little dogs. As well as Pug owners to meet other Pug owners. With my internet dating subscription ending today, maybe I will get myself a Pug, go along to the next meeting and hope to find some puppy love there.

If you fancy going along one Saturday, here is a list of future doggie dates for your diary.