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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 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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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 

Expected the worse, but got the better Waking up this morning I expected the worse, 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 …

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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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Jack’s soon gonna be on the prowl with his Frost

Jack Frost It’s November now and what remained of the Indian summer is gone. Its 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 to Frost and ice. There’ll be black …

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

My Humans and I’m Stella Hey Richards told you a lot about me, but I’ve hijacked his blog today. I’m Stella.  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 …

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20 degrees in October 

October It’s October 25th. However the gauge in my van read 20 degrees this afternoon. Is this 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 …

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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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