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 October, 2004

Scottish mountains and mussels for lunch

Saturday, October 30th, 2004

DOOM-LADEN predictions of dreadful weather, from the weather girls to the Editor of a prominent Dundee publication, greeted the announcement that we – the Doyenne and I, and Macbeth too – were going to the west coast for a week's holiday.

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Terrier dogs and wild berry preserves

Saturday, October 23rd, 2004

A MOLEHILL appeared on the lawn, so before I cut the grass I shovelled away the mound of earth   Imagine my pique as I finished the cut to see that the selfsame mole had thrown up another mound at the selfsame spot   I had to remark to Macbeth that he wasn't keeping a weather eye on what was happening round about him.

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Changing landscape

Saturday, October 16th, 2004

I POPPED into the barbers for my usual session with Dennis Burke who has cut the greying locks for more years than either of us care to admit.

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Healthy eating

Saturday, October 9th, 2004

ORIGINAL IDEAS don't come along too often, but the initiative started by Andrew Greaves, minister of Dundee West Church at 130 Perth Road, opposite the Art College, has tapped into a real need within the community, and has been gathering rapid support.

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Memories revisited

Saturday, October 2nd, 2004

SALMON LEAPING up the turbulent waters of the River North Esk was the highlight of last week   I've seen the river level a lot higher when the force of water prevented the salmon from moving upriver, but they made good progress in the hour or so that we sat watching them.

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