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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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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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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Suddenly I get it 

A single question made the whole reason continental workers are coming to the UK make sense to me, that question  was  If this site were in Romania What would you say the difference in wages would be?  The answer I got from a young Romanian traffic marshal was around a third of what he was …

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Monday morning back to the grind 

It takes it’s time to arrive but in the blink of an eye its gone, Sunday draws to a close and Monday’s schedule is on your mind.  What time you have to start, who you have to pick up, where’s your collection and where is it going. Despite the Sat Nav your minds calculating the …

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The quiet before the storm 

My working week so far has been;  Mon 12 hours 15  Tues 8 hours 15 We’d 11 hours 20  Thurs 14 hours 50  I’ve already done 1500 miles whereas my normal average is 1000.  It’s currently 6am on Friday morning before I leave for a trip into the capital.  Then return a return to Witham, …

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20 degrees in October 

It’s October 25th however the gauge in my van read 20 degrees this afternoon. Is thiß 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 still …

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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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After a long day in London 

After a long day in London, it’s nice to come home to a dog waiting for her walk and to get out in  the air and slow down and chill, even though it’s dark and im writing In the light of street lamps.  A drawn out unload at Alexandra palace for an exhibition, then out …

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