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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Temperatures are dropping. 

It’s the last weekend in November and the morning temperatures are 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 rain has put pay …

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It’s that time of year again 

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 factor, which apparently has it’s worst …

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Icy cold sunday morning walk 

It’s Sunday morning 7am and I’m out with Stella, apart from the full moon the sky us clear, not a single cloud to be seen. Im wishing I had grabbed my gloves as Jack is definitely biting at them today. Mersea Rd is unusually busy for a Sunday and the remarkable thing is there us …

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What’s your favourite winter warmer

The temperature is beginning to fall outside making me think of my favourite winter warmers, starring with good old fashioned Shepherds/cottage pie. I don’t give a monkey’s if it’s made with lamb or beef mince it’s the king of the winter warmers. Hey it’s mince again, spaghetti Bolognese made without the trade marked sauces is …

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Fasting Day, well i think so  

I started the day in my usual way, white coffee, no sugar.  My packed lunch  2 litres orange and mango diluted of course  1 banana  1 Apple  1 tangerine  1 tub of ham  2 go ahead bars  My dinner a simple plain omelette, 2 eggs.  Well according to my fitness pal I’ve only had 600 …

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Mini heatwave, well according to the weatherman 

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!  Its 6.30am Stella and I are on the garrison walk, which may turn toward …

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Indian Summer my arse

Well it’s a week or so since my Indian Summer post, I  couldn’t have been more wrong. Today the summer‘s fans go back on the loft and whilst I’m up there I’ll move the Christmas decorations nearer the hatch. As Stella and I begin our Sunday morning trek the heaters are both on in the …

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The marmite effect 

Ok I know but it got your attention. They say you either love or hate things like Marmite.  So I must be the exception that proves the rule or am I proof of the power of suggestion?  I’m 45 and only recently discovered I like Marmite but then maybe I always would have but got …

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