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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 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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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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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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Expected the worse 

Waking up this morning I expected the worst,  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 with Stella  I was greeted by a …

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It’s that time of year again 

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 factor, which apparently has it’s worst …

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The Calm before the storm 

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 and in a …

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Hey I’m Stella and this is my version of events

Hey Richards told you a lot about me, but I’ve hijacked his blog today.  I’m 11 and I’ve been with my new owners since I was 6, my life isn’t too bad, they disappear most mornings to something they call “work” it doesn’t sound like somewhere I would like to be. I think I went …

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