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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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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They control the market 

  It doesn’t have to cost the earth You’ve got a cold! Great, I’ve got my first cold of the winter, which makes me think about Remedies. Two of the leading remedies on the market cost an average of £4 for 10 sachets and you take 4 per day? 2 Days 10 sachets lasts 2 …

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It’s that time of year again 

It’s that Strictly time of year It’s that time time of year again, Strictly come dancing is up and running and the popularity contest is over and now it’s the dancing competition proper, who will win, I don’t know but my money is on Debbie McGee and Alexandra into the final. Then there’s the x …

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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 

Cold November morning 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 …

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