Service dogs in the UK 

Dogs truly are man’s best friend. In the post Assistance Dogs  I detailed the social aspect of how dogs help, in being an aide for people of many walks of life. Including guide dogs for the blind. Service dogs at their best However dogs have more strings to their bow than that: Sniffer dogs can sniff out …

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Assistance dogs 

Personal introduction to Assistance dogs In the post on friendlytravelguide I titled a Sunday roast on a Saturday  I was at the Harvester with my fiancee and my mother in law. We were enjoying dinner when a family with a dog came in and sat down. The lady was not blind and my first impression was that it was …

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Confident

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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It comes at Dawn 

Come winter, spring, summer or autumn and sunshine, rain or snow Stellas routine doesn’t change.  As soon as i wake up I get my coffee and her breakfast and sometimes my partners toast, but within half an hour Stella is whining. Take now for instance, it’s 5.45 on a Saturday morning in December and we’re …

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Life’s simple pleasures 

After a very long day at work, walking stella is one of life’s simple pleasures for me. A chance to clear the stresses and strains if the day in order to put the day to bed, before I hit the hay myself. This, blogging, is also a simple pleasure, getting my thoughts flowing and in …

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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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The perils and praises of an IVA 

Having had money problems, would I suggest an IVA to anybody, to be honest I’m not sure and in this post I will try to put a balance of the pros and cons Pros It’s a controlled agreement that will get your creditors off your back You quickly see benefits If a percentage of your …

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My name is Richard and I am a boredom eater 

I have been off this week and quite apart from the obvious 2 or 3 walks with Stella I have noticed I have eaten less than I would have done if I were at work and im hoping for a good loss when I step on the scales tomorrow.  Why have I eaten less? I …

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Let’s test yourself 

Having bought some of the most comfortable trainers I have ever warn, from Adidas, they have a soft collar rather than a tongue.  I decided to test myself this morning, my first run for ages, only a total of about a mile, but it felt good although im surprised to have retained a reasinable pace …

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