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 January, 2004

Riverside walks

Saturday, January 31st, 2004

SOME AFTERNOONS demand a good walk in the country. So we – the dogs and I, that is – bundled ourselves into the car and took ourselves off to the Rocks of Solitude.

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Canine goodwill

Saturday, January 24th, 2004

ANOTHER CATALOGUE zoomed through the letterbox, unsolicited, but full of exclusive offers to tempt my weaker self. This one was mostly full of outdoor and countryside items which made it just a little more acceptable, but I still haven't given in to temptation.

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Wooden house

Saturday, January 17th, 2004

FIRST SNOWDROP of the season goes to a neighbour who tells me her first flower appeared on Christmas Day. I had a look round our own garden but not a sign of one, although one crocus (I think, I'm not very clever on bulbs) has poked its green nose through, and there are couple of cheery yellow primulas providing a wee flash of colour.

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Down by the riverside

Saturday, January 10th, 2004

LAST SATURDAY, the first of the New Year, the Doyenne and I took the dogs off down the bank of the River North Esk to where the river finally meets with the sea. We'd just entertained son Robert, his wife Katie and their lively young family to a quick and rowdy lunch. It was time for some peace!

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Silent night and busy days

Saturday, January 3rd, 2004

HAVING TIME during the holiday period to see more and hear more, creates its own dilemma; there's so much more to write about.

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