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Walking the wick. Day 2 of my new regime 

My first visit in a while walking the wick, which should be considered a Nature reserve,  with Stella my trusty side kick. It late August and the objections have all been registered, im.told by somebody in the know about these things that the planners will try to do d a way around the objections. It …

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Winding down after a day of frustration 

You know those days when you need everything to go right, no red lights only green, well today both to and from Portsmouth was fine it was only whilst there I had delays, 2 hours worth again. But thankfully I made it back to meet the engineer who was fixing our hot water, after four …

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A quiet start to Tuesday 

I’m not starting so early today, a short run to Oxford but not collecting until 8am, locally. It’s just gone 6am and I’m up and out with Stella, and as I don’t clock on until 7 I’m giving her a longer wander than normal. There are patches of blue in an otherwise cloudy grey sky, …

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A Friday night wander with Stella the Staffy Bull 

So it finally came, Friday evening, and a well deserved weekend break for Stella, Louise and I. But Stella and I are out for our evening walk around Monkwick and the back of the barracks. Just to mark this, I believe a stag beetle, whether male or female I know not, but we saw this …

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Just one place…..breaking the rules 

The next in my series Just one place will be England in which I can break my own rule, as it is my home country, therefore I can go anywhere unchecked.  I offer London with its many attractions, including the houses of parliament, Westminster Abbey and the Tower. London is also becoming a diverse city …

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A misty morn 

It’s 4.20am and I’m out with Stella before I start my working day which will see me twice into the capital.  But this was the view on entering the field a heavy mist making for an eerie scene but oh so cool before the predicted overwhelming heat of the day arrived.  Stella is off cantering …

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Stella and I outside the Brudenell

Up and at them, day 4 in Hemsby 

Well Stella and I are up, early, like a normal working day, even though it’s not. It seems a little windy again but then we are in the coast. We’ve come out of the camp and headed along into the village and then turned on to Back Market Lane to see where it’ll take us. …

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The Garrison walk 

It’s 5.45 on another of my 16 days off, and Stella and i are out for an hours exercise. Follow us around the garrison walk. We round the corner and a young tabby cat scarpers, been rumbled raiding a bin bag. Stella and I turn to the right into the opposite estate. The roads are …

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Turning to the Romans 

Colchester, or Camolodunum, as it was known to the Romans is the oldest township in England. With links to the Normans, I maybe wrong as I’m working from memory but the castle dates from Norman times but I digress, stella and I are up and walking a section of the middlewick ranges  (www.savemiddlewick.org.uk)  walking along …

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Colchester walks 

I’ve already introduced you to Stella, well like all dogs, she needs her walks at least twice a day.. Well of course I like to vary it for me as much as her, so I’ll list some of the most popular that I either use or am aware of; Fridaywoods. An array of walks through …

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