Julys lessons in blogging 

July has seen a big learning curve in self hosting blogs so if you need lessons in blogging then read on. With my mentor Tim Stevens I opened a second site friendlytravelguide.com for which we are looking for guest bloggers who would be most welcome to add links to their own sites and further lessons …

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Stella in the grass

Vets in Colchester with heart A testimonial to Penrose Vetinary Practice,

When we got Stella, on my 40th birthday in 2012 i had reason to take Stella to the vet, i seem to recall for a swelling in her ear, i phoned around the Vets in Colchester, explaining that i would be able to pay on the following Friday, everyone except Penrose turned me away, this …

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Fridaywoods

It’s alright my dog is friendly, be a responsible dog owner

Recent events in the local paper have prompted this post and while i accept that some dogs are more aggressive  than others, it irritates me when other dog owners see me grab my dog and put her on the lead and respond “it’s ok he or she is friendly!” and do nothing. Then complain when …

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small acorns

Another walk, Stella seriously mate 

So much for winding down, Stella has an upset stomach do we’re out for a walk again. This time going along Berechurch Hall Rd into Mersea Rd and into the back of the woods. Berechurch Hall Rd is still remarkably busy with vans and cars hurrying everywhere, buses too. The grey clouds and the drop …

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The cattle

A drizzly start 

It’s 4.30 am and I’m off to Portsmouth shortly so im.walking Stella who as I’ve said before doesn the like the rain, she picks up speed trying to pull me along behind but that’s equivalent to a moped pulling a range rover. From the puddles in the field it appears to have been raining heavily …

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a misty morning in friday woods

A calmer, cooler start to the day 

Some spectacular lightning and a little rain yesterday, around London at least, has had a good affect on the air it us significantly cooler and the air less muggy. The air is fresher and the dawn chorus is well under way. It’s 430am on a Friday in June and I’m off to Lichfield shortly, so …

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The longest day, in more ways than one. 

After a 530am start on the longest day 21 June 2017 and yet another visit to the Smoke, ie London, with a visit to Chelsea Barracks which in itself should have been easy, but for her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the second involved in the state opening of parliament, which meant that parliament square was shut …

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A misty morn 

It’s 4.20am and I’m out with Stella before I start my working day which will see me twice into the capital.  But this was the view on entering the field a heavy mist making for an eerie scene but oh so cool before the predicted overwhelming heat of the day arrived.  Stella is off cantering …

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the poppy filled field

The silence of the trees 

It is 6pm and still not cooling down, the thermometer in my can broke the thirty degree mark and to my reluctance Stella wants out among the trees of the woods. Against my better judgement I’m out in trees of Fridaywoods under the cooling protection of the tree canopy lining Ramparts lane. There’s hardly any …

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Share your tips for keeping your  dog cool in the heat 

Ok readers especially those in the UK will know it’s been really hot and that it is going to be for the next few days.   In an effort to keep Stellas temperature down and keep her from overheating I am doing the following  Cutting down the length of her walks and walking her at …

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