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 September, 2004

Scotland’s north-east fishing villages

Saturday, September 25th, 2004

RETURN VISITS usually mean that previous ones have been a great success. Which is just why the Doyenne and I, and Macbeth too, have spent two restful weeks at Portnockie enjoying a somewhat belated summer holiday. The more we get to know the Banff and Moray coast the more we enjoy returning there. (more…)

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Grandchildren and sunshine

Saturday, September 18th, 2004

MACBETH SAW it first, and took off across the lawn. By his body language I guessed it might be a pheasant so I called him back to heel, and he returned somewhat reluctantly. (more…)

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Flying spiders and the Wind in the Willows

Saturday, September 11th, 2004

THE AUTUMN sun sits lower and lower in the sky as the season progresses, and the landscape takes on a different colour mantle. Macbeth and I were walking down a familiar track and the late afternoon sun was low enough to be quite blinding. (more…)

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Harvest and Bloody Murder

Saturday, September 4th, 2004

MONSTROUS MACHINES are crawling over the countryside and along the roads. Hopefully the weather has settled and the harvest can continue without the unwelcome breaks of recent weeks. (more…)

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