Being out in the countryside with my dogs gives me time to think. I’ve learnt the pleasure of solitude without being lonely, and that’s a good feeling for me.

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This is my countryside diary which appears each Saturday in the Dundee Courier newspaper.

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Archive for May, 2003

Romantic Scotland

Saturday, May 31st, 2003

LOCH MAREE is as romantic a place as it sounds. We – the Doyenne and I, that is – had a short break at Kinlochewe, at the head of the loch. The loch flows into the River Ewe to meet the sea at Poolewe, close by the famous National Trust Inverewe Gardens.

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Bird visitors

Saturday, May 24th, 2003

IDLE MOMENTS drinking a cup of tea and watching the bird table turned into an hour of fascinating bird watching. It was a bright sunny morning which had woken me early. I've noticed that feeding at the bird table doesn't get busy until there is some heat in the sun, however early, otherwise it's after about eight o'clock. I realised again just how alive the garden is with bird life.

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Countryside snooker championship

Saturday, May 17th, 2003

YELLOW, GREEN and brown, the first three colours on the snooker table, were the predominant colours of the countryside as I drove down to Dunblane. Well, it was the way my mind was working having stayed up the previous evening to watch Mark Williams beat Ken Doherty to become the 2003 World Snooker Champion.

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The stickmaker

Saturday, May 10th, 2003

MAY COLOURS are fresh colours, the new colours of the coming summer and the harvest that will follow. This is my favourite month of the early part of the year – so full of promise.

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Seashore and salmon

Saturday, May 3rd, 2003

WE – MACBETH and I, that is – went for a long tramp on St Cyrus beach. He'd never seen the beach before, and as the tide was out he was absolutely stunned by the amount of space. For several minutes he didn't quite know which way to run, so he ran around in circles trying to get some sort of bearings.

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