It’s too cold to snow 

It’s to cold to snow Richard, I’ve said before my dad’s words when my hopeful face would look for the first flakes. But then it got me thinking about the nicer side of snow and the hazardous.  The big kid in me loves the snow, the stillness of the world and the silence. Especially if …

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Why Dogs rather than Cats 

Ever since I was born back in March 1972 I have had a dog around me. Stella is the 8th of varying lengths of a line of dogs that were mostly crossed breed. The day I was born Teddy all I really recall was he was brown and poss a Labrador terrier cross. Then came …

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Resources from other planets 

I listened with intrigue to Prof Brian Cox on Chris Evans breakfast show this morning who was talking about getting resources from other planets and also the idea of stopping our demise as a race by getting humans on other planets. Harvesting Other Planets This is all well and good but I’m looking at this …

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Life’s simple pleasures 

Simple Pleasures After a very long day at work, walking stella is one of life’s simple pleasures for me. A chance to clear the stresses and strains if the day in order to put the day to bed, before I hit the hay myself. This, blogging, is also a simple pleasure, getting my thoughts flowing …

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Dog friendly Colchester  

Stella wandering loose Ok I want to turn things a little more up beat with my latest post and think about the more dog friendly venues around Colchester. Gosbecks Roman burial ground. A huge ex archaeological dig up near the famous Colchester zoo. Dog walkers and runners and horseriders alike are welcome on this area. …

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Temperature is dropping. 

The temperature of November It’s the last weekend in November and the morning temperature is plummeting.  With a good ground frost covering the cars and grass areas where there’s no footfall. The sky is not cloudless but it’s pretty clear as Stella and I step out for our morning walk. A nights heavy wind and …

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Sins of the past, kicked out of I’m a celebrity

I am not going to debate the rights and Wrongs of Racism or Homophobia. I ask the question, why punish someone for past sins? Fact, with Maynard, ITV knew all about him as a candidate.  Surely they did research into his You Tube channel. You Tube is after all becoming a large influence on the …

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We’re Losing Ground, Fridaywoods is under threat

Dog walkers of Fridaywoods, we have a huge problem one that is threatening our access to the beautiful woodlands. That problem is pictured above and in case you haven’t worked it out yet, they’re not Christmas Decorations, They are Poo Bags!!!!!!!! I very much doubt it is the readers of the Facebook Group that you …

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Proof we are sheep to the American Sheep Dog 

People have always said if America sneezes we in the UK shout bless you. In my 45 years we have adopted: Trick or treat instead if Apple bobbing at Halloween Ambulance chasing lawyers American television And now we have Black Friday. The capitalist greedy British corporations have turned it into a week and then there’s …

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Expected the worse 

Expected the worse, but got the better Waking up this morning I expected the worse, Cars frozen over Icy conditions Jack Frost nipping at exposed skin and I dressed for it. 4 layers on my torso including a t shirt, my work shirt and fleece and my hi viz jacket. But when I stepped out …

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