Fall is coming in Fridaywoods 

It’s a some what grotty Wednesday evening in September, but the weatherman says we are in for a revival of an Indian Summer this weekend. 

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A chilly evening walk in Fridaywoods 

A 4am start saw me in Stockport by 9am this morning a few miles from a certain footballers appearance in magistrates court and a visit to Fridaywoods is pending. Well I’m home after a 470 mile roundtrip I have a rather nice dinner of chicken, veg and (My favourite) new potatoes. Now Stellas on the …

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Staffie

My spare tyre is growing again 

I said this was allornothing and it is, so im changing matter again for a time. My spare tyre is growing a little to much so I must re focusand make a plan I cannot run as my knee is not up to it, but I do have a good fitness tool. Stella is without …

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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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small acorns

Another walk, Stella seriously mate 

So much for winding down, Stella has an upset stomach do we’re out for a walk again. This time going along Berechurch Hall Rd into Mersea Rd and into the back of the woods. Berechurch Hall Rd is still remarkably busy with vans and cars hurrying everywhere, buses too. The grey clouds and the drop …

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Another female Stag Beetle

On the hunt for anything in Fridaywoods 

After this find last night, a female Stag beetle, which according to the Essex Wildlife trust is on the endangered list my curiosity is up as to what else I may find in Fridaywoods Colchester So it’s 630 am on a cooler Saturday on June and Stella and I are off on a walk thru …

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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 waiting crow

Early Saturday morning in Fridaywoods with my little mate Stella 

It’s Saturday morning and as usual I’m awake around 6am, so Stella and I have gone for her morning walk in Fridaywoods before it hits the predicted mid 20s on the thermometer. The sun,  where not in shadow, is already warm and I am treated to what remaons of the dawn chorus,over fridaywoods,  I observe …

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a view over the doomed middlewick ranges

Mission middlewick ranges……the hunt continues 

It’s been a while since my last report from the wick which is a battle ground for the moment between developers who want planning permission for a 1000 homes and those if us, including myself, who want to see it left as it is, with its rich biodiverse environment. I’m on Mersea Rd approaching Wick …

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