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Snow is falling thick and Fast

Its sunday morning and Snow is falling Stella and I went out early this morning, and it was raining quite heavily. As i got back to our second floor flat, waiting for Tesco to arrive with our delivery and talking to my fiancee, i noticed that Snow is falling. From my fiancee’s point of view and from …

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Fridaywoods laid bare, our local woods

Winter is coming 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. The summer’s coppicing or whatever it was …

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Dog friendly Colchester  

Stella wandering loose Ok I want to turn things a little more up beat with my latest post and think about the more dog friendly venues around Colchester. Gosbecks Roman burial ground. A huge ex archaeological dig up near the famous Colchester zoo. Dog walkers and runners and horseriders alike are welcome on this area. …

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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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Expected the worse 

Waking up this morning I expected the worst,  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 with Stella  I was greeted by a …

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If you go down to the woods today 

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

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Jack’s soon gonna be on the prowl 

It’s November now and what remained of the Indian summer is gone, it’s hat and gloves time at least in.the early morning.  Jack is definitely up, having his coffee  (iced of course) and cold porridge, he’ll soon be out and about turning the morning dew white and to Ice. There’ll be black ice warnings on …

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Hey I’m Stella and this is my version of events

Hey Richards told you a lot about me, but I’ve hijacked his blog today.  I’m 11 and I’ve been with my new owners since I was 6, my life isn’t too bad, they disappear most mornings to something they call “work” it doesn’t sound like somewhere I would like to be. I think I went …

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20 degrees in October 

It’s October 25th however the gauge in my van read 20 degrees this afternoon. Is thiß evidence of global warming or just the natural course now.  I’m out with Stella after a long day driving, it’s still Tee shirt weather although I do have my fleece on.  The leaves that only a fortnight ago still …

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

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 was much tamer.  Yes there were a lot of leaves, however it’s autumn apart from the fact there were a lot if green leaves to.  The so called operation to …

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