Summer 2018

Stella’s Summer Diary week 2 continuing recovery

Recovery After Stella’s first Diary entry, Stella’s Summer Diary which as you can see was not a great week, Stella has recovered greatly, Strangely her appetite this week has been ravenous and her other end is more normal than it has been for a long while. Three days of Promax was part of her recovery and i can …

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Fridaywoods laid bare, our local woods

Winter is coming Fridaywoods Colchester The first trip through Fridaywoods for a while sees major changes. All but the Evergreen Pines are all but leafless. A carpet of leaves lays inches thick. Some of the leaves have begun their decomposition. A squirrel scurries up a bare trunk to escape Stellas attention. Coppicing the woodland The summer’s …

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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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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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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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If you go down to The Woods today 

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

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In search of Brian and the remaining colour of autumn in Fridaywoods 

In Search of Storm Brian Stella and I stepped out this morning expecting to be dodging high winds and stepping around fallen Boughs and wind swept debris but the reality of Storm Brian was much tamer. Yes there were a lot of leaves, however it’s autumn apart from the fact there were a lot if …

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The dawning of A Sunday morning A horse chestnuts leaves dying off magnificently

jack frosts alarm is going, he’ll soon be having breakfast and be out to play

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The drawback of living on the edge of a wood 

Positives The are plenty of positives to living on the edge of Fridaywoods but this beautiful owl lived up to its name, the screech owl, was practicing last night around midnight. I’ll defer to those more knowledgeable than I to tell us more about the screech owl and invite them to comment below please? There …

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Mini heatwave, well according to the weatherman 

Mini-Heatwave Since Wednesday they’ve been predicting a mini heatwave this, the penultimate weekend of September 2017. Well the first picture shows grey skies, to the west, and the second, Red sky in the morning, according to the old rhyme that’s shepherds warning! The Garrison Walk Its 6.30am Stella and I are on the garrison walk, …

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