The PDSA Dickin medal In my last post, Dickin medal for war hero Chips i wrote about the heroism of A dog called Chips. However the overwhelming thing to you all seems to be amazed by is that there is a scheme for awarding medals for gallantry to our animal comrades called the PDSA Dickin Medal. The …Continue reading "The Pdsa Dickin medal"
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 …Continue reading "Snow is falling thick and Fast"
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 …Continue reading "Fridaywoods laid bare, our local woods"
It’s to cold to snow Richard, I’ve said before my dad’s words when my hopeful face would look for the first flakes. But then it got me thinking about the nicer side of snow and the hazardous. The big kid in me loves the snow, the stillness of the world and the silence. Especially if …Continue reading "It’s too cold to snow "
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 …Continue reading "Why Dogs rather than Cats "
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. …Continue reading "Dog friendly Colchester "
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 …Continue reading "We’re Losing Ground, Fridaywoods is under threat"
People have always said if America sneezes we in the UK shout bless you. In my 45 years we have adopted: Trick or treat instead if Apple bobbing at Halloween Ambulance chasing lawyers American television And now we have Black Friday. The capitalist greedy British corporations have turned it into a week and then there’s …Continue reading "Proof we are sheep to the American Sheep Dog "
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 …Continue reading "If you go down to The Woods today "
Stepping out with Stella I aware of a lone Raven watching us, stories would have me believe the line raven is Lucifers watcher, not that I believe it. The sun is in a dappled cloudy sky, shining thru but as it’s distance from planet earth increases the temperature is not so grand. The clouds on …Continue reading "The lone Raven watcher for Lucifer"