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 December, 2004

Fishing village architecture

Saturday, December 18th, 2004

I LEARNT a couple of things I didn't know when I stopped to talk to Malcolm McCormack who was cutting the beech hedges on the road from Templewood to the top of Stracathro Hill.

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Unique setting

Sunday, December 12th, 2004

THE DOYENNE is up to her oxters with the usual Christmas preparations. It's mince pies right now and orders are coming in thick and fast from all the family. Her sweet pastry is unbeatable and very  moreish', as I am ample testimony to, and her recipe for mincemeat is a secret that she threatens to take with her to the grave.

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Miniature train

Saturday, December 4th, 2004

MACBETH DISAPPEARED at speed, in pursuit of I know not what – but it was hot, and it was beckoning! He was off up the track of the old Brechin to Edzell railway line, and was deaf to my whistles and threats.

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