Moan of the Day! I Hate Blowing up like a Balloon…

29 Jun

I have woken up this morning and am swollen like a big balloon about to pop. ūüė¶


Mother Nature – Thunder Storms

28 Jun

I am loving the flash flood and thunder storm. Turned off all the noise and sat listening to it. Why do we love this sound so much?


Thunder at Frinton

Turn your Telly’s off and just listen to Mother Nature for a few minutes and you will be grateful for life. ¬†Lovin’ it.

Sunday Afternoon in Frinton on Sea

28 Jun

Sunday afternoon, the sun is shining, where should you go……..’The Sea Front’
I love Summer, I love walking down the beach with my dog, but, I don’t like the tourists in our town so much……
However, look at our road, dead, no-one around, just sea breeze and the distant sound of the sea. Walk up the road onto the front and dan dan dan…………. Tourists.
It’s wonderful, love it.
We are sooooooooooo lucky to live here.

No-One Around. They're all up the Sea Front

Busy sunny afternoon

Moan of the Day… Dogs Left In Hot Cars Killed!

28 Jun

When I heard the news today about that poor police dog been killed by being left int he car, it rang alarm bells, I was sure I heard this story before, so I googled it. I was right. Once is bad enough in 2009, but twice, is just disgusting.

Police dog handler faces prosecution over deaths of two German shepherds left in 116f car on hottest day of the year


Last updated at 2:06 PM on 3rd July 2009

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What is wrong with these people, common sense folks please. Hot day, equals, sun hat, sun cream, lots of water, shade and DON’T LEAVE CHILDREN OR DOGS IN CARS.

There should now be a punishment written for these killers, because that is what they are.

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These people might as well, put these dogs in their ovens and turn it on.Common Sense People

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Horses for Courses not for Roads!

26 Jun

Last year the BHS believes over 3000 horses and ponies were involved in incidents on the UK roads
Some of these accidents may well be caused by riders not doing the right things when they have to take to the roads. Not being in the right place on the road, or not wearing hi-viz aids that might have given the driver more time to see and avoid them.

But from experience the finger points mainly at the drivers. Too much traffic. Too many drivers in too much of an impatient hurry. Too many drivers who don’t have a clue how to drive when horses are in the equation. Too many idiots driving as though they own the road – especially the smaller country roads.

(The Laughable……. )¬†Highway Code Rules for Horses:

You MUST NOT take a horse onto a footpath or pavement, and you should not take a horse onto a cycle track. Use a bridleway where possible.

Safety equipment. Children under the age of 14 MUST wear a helmet which complies with the Regulations. It MUST be fastened securely.

Other clothing. You should wear

  • boots or¬†shoes¬†with hard soles and heels (No white¬†Stiletoes¬†then, you ‘ Essex girls’ one of which I am)
  • light-coloured or fluorescent clothing in daylight¬†( No Lady Godiva’s then!)
  • reflective clothing if you have to ride at night or in poor visibility (Horse headlamps, back-lights and indicator’s as sold on Ebay)

'If all else fails, at least your wearing the right clothing'

Before you take a horse on to a road, you should

  • ensure all tack fits well and is in good condition (Nooooooooo really……How obvious was that advice?)
  • make sure you can control the horse (Even if it does need to go to number two’s)

Always ride with other, less nervous horses if you think that your horse will be nervous of traffic. Never ride a horse without both a saddle and bridle. ( On other words – stay off the road! )

Before riding off or turning, look behind you to make sure it is safe, then give a clear arm signal. (Look, Mirror, signal…)

When riding on the road you should

  • keep to the left (oh how very British)
  • keep both hands on the reins unless you are signalling (No¬†Lassoing¬†then…)
  • keep both feet in the stirrups (what about when you want to get off?)
  • not carry another person (what about if it’s a life and death situation?)
  • not carry anything which might affect your balance or get tangled up with¬†the reins (No trips to MFI then?)
  • keep a horse you are leading to your left (Depends if you value your life more than the horses)
  • move in the direction of the traffic flow in a one-way street (or walk your horse backwards)
  • never ride more than two abreast, (Lady Godiva) and ride in single file on narrow or busy¬†roads and when riding round bends (and at low speeds with warning lights)


You¬†MUST NOT¬†take a horse onto a footpath or pavement, (Marks & Spencers don’t appreciate Horses) and you should not take a horse onto a cycle track. (what if your horse is on a bike?) Use a bridleway where possible. (In a built up area that’s easy! ) Equestrian crossings may be provided for horse riders to cross the road and you should use these where available (see Rule 27). ¬†(Have you ever seen a Lolly Pop Horse Lady?)You should dismount at level crossings where a ‚Äėhorse rider dismount‚Äô sign is displayed.


(who’s seen one of these signs then?)

'Ask your horse to bow down going through tunnel if too tall'

[Laws HA 1835 sect 72, R(S)A 1984, sect 129(5)]

Avoid roundabouts wherever possible. If you use them you should

  • keep to the left and watch out for vehicles crossing your path to leave or join¬†the roundabout ¬†(like a Carousel)
  • signal right when riding across exits to show you are not leaving
  • signal left just before you leave the roundabout
Serious now:
Moan of the Day: (Are the high way code division suggesting that horse rider’s are thick? Above being common sense, but not¬†qualified¬†regulation)¬†
Surely to have a horse on the road they should have the following:
  • License
  • Insurance & Public Liability insurance
  • Riding Test¬†
  • Age Restriction¬†
On a serious note, over 3000 accidents a year is far too many.
Living by the country we see horses on roads regularly and in some cases very small children who are not in control of their horse and have witnessed a spooked horse with a child in control. If we have more hefty law abiding regulations, I believe the statistics would speak for themselves!
Horses for courses NOT Roads – Stop road accidents by sticking to fields.

Moan of the Day!

25 Jun
'The Traffic Jammer'

'The traffic jammer'

We live by the country , why is it on the school run you hit every tractor on route. ¬†Why do Farmer’s decide to bring their tractors on our roads before 9am at the height of traffic on the roads.

Surely ‘Farmer Barlymo’ should realise that¬†maneuvering¬†his slow annoying vehicles after rush hour drive time would be most appreciated.

I’m now looking on Ebay for a steam roller, I’m going to wait on the side for a tractor and steam in front of ¬†his tractor, see how he likes it. If that doesn’t work, I’m gonna drive my car on his fields.

As for horses on our roads, I won’t got there today that is tomorrow’s moan

Moan of the Day!

23 Jun

Ok waking up to a ¬†yapping dog ¬†is not my idea of an alarm clock, plus I can’t even bang on it with the flat of my hand to sqaush the the sound!

I have a dog, he’s a large dog called Barney, we let him out to do his business in the morning and bring him straight in, well actually he opens the door to get back in himself! Anyway…

What the hell is  with these small dog owners leaving their dogs in the garden to yap for hours? Do you think they are fed up of them yapping inside so boot  them out for us to hear?

If it was not bad enough having one yapping dog at the back of the house, but now someone has obviously brought  one and lives at the front of the house! Where are bedroom is, Double echo yapping dogs, ahhhhhhh just let them in your house for goodness sake.

I feel like opening my window and just barking for hours, see how they feel!

Alarm Clock - Double echo, yapping dogs

P.S Adrian Chiles still annoying, bumbling presenter…..

British Education System – Inspiration D

22 Jun

My daughter, a bright individual, however suffers with dyslexia is in the bottom sets. She is currently in year 10 doing some of her GCSE exams.
She comes home saying I hope I get a D, ‘why a D not an A’ I ask, because I am in the bottom sets the top mark I can achieve is a C, and I don’t think I did that well today. WHAT is that all about?
So basically this government is telling our children they can achieve a C if they really put their minds, blood sweat and tears into their schooling………………… Whoop whoop.
Have you ever heard such rubbish?
Now she got a C in her mock and was chuffed as punch! so why did the school not let her set the other exam papers so she could achieve an A or B?
Is it just me?

Adrian Chiles

22 Jun

Exactly - Photo says it all

Why am I watching it you may ask – or even just switch over – Well my day is not complete now without criticizing everything that man does, from his bumbling to his grumpiness, I have to comment on each segment. Awful I know. But what is even more awful is Adrian Chiles on Daybreak, why oh why did they buy him to present their fun, uplifting show? Stick to Football Adrian!
Does anyone else feel the same out there, or is it just me?

Welcome to my Blog

21 Jun

From great heights