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 March, 2005

The wild geese depart

Saturday, March 26th, 2005

WINTER WITHERS and spring gathers pace. The days are lengthening and it gets easier to contemplate bounding out of bed and making best use of the whole of the day. Although, my good intentions were sore tested with the dreich mornings we had at the start of the week.

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Wild cat and bird nicknames

Saturday, March 19th, 2005

GOOD NEWS is always welcome. So I was delighted to receive a letter from Pauline the veterinary nurse at Robson's Veterinary Hospital, who adopted Angel the feral kitten I picked up off the road, frozen and near-dead, just before Christmas.

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Highland reels

Saturday, March 12th, 2005

HIGHLAND REELS and country dancing are simple pleasures which the Doyenne and I have enjoyed for many years. So we looked forward to the annual ceilidh hosted by Victoria League World Friendship for Dundee's international students, which was held last Saturday evening in Kinnettles Village Hall.

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Daffodils for breakfast

Saturday, March 5th, 2005

I MEASURED four inches of snow on the lid of the wheeliebin on Tuesday morning. I was caught a bit unawares, because the previous week's fall had all but disappeared except for a few patches in sunless corners. It had been very mild when I took Macbeth for his final outing the previous evening, and I decided that we'd had our ration of snow for this winter.

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