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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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Half moon and frost 

Half moon Oh the glories of being a dog owner it’s 6am on Saturday in December and Stella, our loyal Staffy, wants out. The drawback of living in a second floor flat. The walk Stepping out into the crisp morning air, the first thing I notice is the frost on the cars. As I walk …

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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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Christmas is coming 

Moving on from yesterdays post it comes at Dawn  but hey Christmas has been coming, since August in some of the shops. I clearly remember seeing baubles in a shop in August When is it you realise it’s nearly Christmas Is it when Band aid gets played The decorations start going up Cliff is on the …

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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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It’s too cold to snow 

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 …

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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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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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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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Proof we are sheep to the American Sheep Dog 

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 …

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