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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The lone Raven watcher for Lucifer

Stepping out with Stella I aware of a lone Raven watching us, stories would have me believe the line raven is Lucifers watcher,  not that I believe it. The sun is in a dappled cloudy sky, shining thru but as it’s distance from planet earth increases the temperature is not so grand. The clouds on …

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Julys lessons in blogging 

July has seen a big learning curve in self hosting blogs so if you need lessons in blogging then read on. With my mentor Tim Stevens I opened a second site friendlytravelguide.com for which we are looking for guest bloggers who would be most welcome to add links to their own sites and further lessons …

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Fridaywoods

It’s alright my dog is friendly, be a responsible dog owner

Recent events in the local paper have prompted this post and while i accept that some dogs are more aggressive  than others, it irritates me when other dog owners see me grab my dog and put her on the lead and respond “it’s ok he or she is friendly!” and do nothing. Then complain when …

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The sleuth hound

4 dogs of the Holmes Canon 

4 stories of the official canon of Sherlock Holmes have a dog in the key of the story The sign of 4 The hound of the Baskervilles The creeping man The Shoscombe down mystery In the sign of 4 Toby is painted as the sleigh hound tracking the traces of creosote across London to a …

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The cattle

A drizzly start 

It’s 4.30 am and I’m off to Portsmouth shortly so im.walking Stella who as I’ve said before doesn the like the rain, she picks up speed trying to pull me along behind but that’s equivalent to a moped pulling a range rover. From the puddles in the field it appears to have been raining heavily …

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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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a misty morning in friday woods

A calmer, cooler start to the day 

Some spectacular lightning and a little rain yesterday, around London at least, has had a good affect on the air it us significantly cooler and the air less muggy. The air is fresher and the dawn chorus is well under way. It’s 430am on a Friday in June and I’m off to Lichfield shortly, so …

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the poppy filled field

The silence of the trees 

It is 6pm and still not cooling down, the thermometer in my can broke the thirty degree mark and to my reluctance Stella wants out among the trees of the woods. Against my better judgement I’m out in trees of Fridaywoods under the cooling protection of the tree canopy lining Ramparts lane. There’s hardly any …

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Share your tips for keeping your  dog cool in the heat 

Ok readers especially those in the UK will know it’s been really hot and that it is going to be for the next few days.   In an effort to keep Stellas temperature down and keep her from overheating I am doing the following  Cutting down the length of her walks and walking her at …

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