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"
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 …Continue reading "Half moon and frost "
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"
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 …Continue reading "Christmas is coming "
An early morning walk with Stella Dawn chorus 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. Within half an hour Stella is whining. Take now for instance, it’s 5.45 on …Continue reading "It comes at Dawn "
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 "
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 "
The temperature of November It’s the last weekend in November and the morning temperature is 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 …Continue reading "Temperature is dropping. "
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 "