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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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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They control the market 

  It doesn’t have to cost the earth You’ve got a cold! Great, I’ve got my first cold of the winter, which makes me think about Remedies. Two of the leading remedies on the market cost an average of £4 for 10 sachets and you take 4 per day? 2 Days 10 sachets lasts 2 …

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It’s that time of year again 

It’s that Strictly time of year It’s that time time of year again, Strictly come dancing is up and running and the popularity contest is over and now it’s the dancing competition proper, who will win, I don’t know but my money is on Debbie McGee and Alexandra into the final. Then there’s the x …

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The Calm before the storm 

Cold November morning It’s 6am on a cool but not cold November morning, Stella and I are out on our usual morning walk of around 30 minutes thru a housing estate and back along part of the Garrison walk. Colchester is beginning to come to life and the people if Colchester have begun their commute …

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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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Icy cold sunday morning walk 

Icy cold morning It’s Sunday morning 7am and I’m out with Stella. Apart from the full moon the sky is clear, not a single cloud to be seen. It’s also Icy seriously Icy. I’m wishing I had grabbed my gloves as Jack is definitely biting at them today. Mersea Rd is unusually busy for a …

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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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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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