Stella, you’ve a cows chance in Hell

Ok the words Staffordshire Bull terrier combined with cows ahead is something Stella might like the sound of, but not me, first Stella,.you work as a pack and secondly you’re a bitch with not much weight behind you.  So we have, much to Stellas disgust, turned on to a different route, going towards Mersea Rd …

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Indian Summer my arse

Well it’s a week or so since my Indian Summer post, I  couldn’t have been more wrong. Today the summer‘s fans go back on the loft and whilst I’m up there I’ll move the Christmas decorations nearer the hatch. As Stella and I begin our Sunday morning trek the heaters are both on in the …

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A pound is a Pound in the right direction adding further steps

Since my new regime started a fortnight ago, my first week stalled even though i feel i did everything i could, but the second week has seen 1Lb 4oz off which is more than a Lb in the right direction,  Strange thing is the second week was more relaxed and my colleague did not put …

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A big juicy Fungi

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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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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St Andrews Chirch Earls Clne

The hottest day of the year to my knowledge in earls colne

After our walk this morning and a little bit of editing, we headed for Earls Colne the home of both my mother and my mother in law. As small village just outside Halstead on the Essex Suffolk border. According to the weather it hit around 27 and tomorrow may break the 30 degrees. But today …

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A waiting crow

The woods are buzz of activity 

Stella and I are out for our evening walk, the sun is losing its heat, but There is birdsong this evening, aswell as the buzz of a few bumble bees. Magpie seem to be arguing ahead of us in the tree line, and Stella wanders slowly but slightly ahead of me. The oaks and evergreen …

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stella getting a little to hot

A wander in the woods 

Well it’s back to work tomorrow,  4am start, so why does the last day drag when the first 15 feel like they shot by at the speed of sound, the day and a fortnight off close with a wander in the woods with Stella. The sun is hot still and it’s 530pm and there’s no …

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