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 …Continue reading "Julys lessons in blogging "
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 …Continue reading "Vets in Colchester with heart A testimonial to Penrose Vetinary Practice,"
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 …Continue reading "It’s alright my dog is friendly, be a responsible dog owner"
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 …Continue reading "Another walk, Stella seriously mate "
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 …Continue reading "A drizzly start "
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 …Continue reading "A calmer, cooler start to the day "
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 …Continue reading "The longest day, in more ways than one. "
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 …Continue reading "A misty morn "
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 …Continue reading "The silence of the trees "
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 …Continue reading "Share your tips for keeping your dog cool in the heat "