The Fireworks Month 

The big kid in me loves the fireworks but the dig owner hates how long they go on for. This year November 5th was on a Sunday so organised displays had 3 days or nights to be pedantic to impress and from what I have seen on Social media the displays were certainly amazing. However …

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The Calm before the storm 

It’s 6am on a cool but not cold November morning, Stella and I are out on our usual morning walk of around 30 minutes thru a housing estate and back along part of the Garrison walk. Colchester is beginning to come to life and the people if Colchester have begun their commute and in a …

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Remembrance Sunday 2017

Sitting here, watching the Cenotaph and march passed for Remembrance Sunday as i do every year on.the second sunday of November, two thoughts come to mind What the eyes that March or are wheeled passed the memorial have seen And That there are very few veterans of world war two let alone world war 2 …

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An act of Remembrance 

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.  An extract from Lawrence Binyons famous For the Fallen!  This weekend across the UK there will be parades including …

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A one track mind! 

I have an idea for a new series, a one track mind, no it’s not what you’re thinking! It’s that one track that means the world to you and the reasons it means so much to you. For me, you might have guessed it Mike and the Mechanics, the living years. Why, I was nineteen …

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The perils and praises of an IVA 

Having had money problems, would I suggest an IVA to anybody, to be honest I’m not sure and in this post I will try to put a balance of the pros and cons Pros It’s a controlled agreement that will get your creditors off your back You quickly see benefits If a percentage of your …

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If you go down to the woods today 

With the reports of Ticks getting on dogs it’s the first time in a while for Stella and I in Fridaywoods.  According to google the prime time for Ticks us in the spring so why are they about now?  I can only guess, but it’s logical from what ive been told  The dogs involved picked up the …

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Suddenly I get it 

A single question made the whole reason continental workers are coming to the UK make sense to me, that question  was  If this site were in Romania What would you say the difference in wages would be?  The answer I got from a young Romanian traffic marshal was around a third of what he was …

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What is the point 

Now I want to start by saying I respect every doctor, nurse and carer in the NHS.  However I have to question  the state of the institution itself? Why? Well for the last few weeks I have had pain in my left elbow and tried several times to get into see my own Dr, well …

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Icy cold sunday morning walk 

It’s Sunday morning 7am and I’m out with Stella, apart from the full moon the sky us clear, not a single cloud to be seen. Im wishing I had grabbed my gloves as Jack is definitely biting at them today. Mersea Rd is unusually busy for a Sunday and the remarkable thing is there us …

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