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 August, 2005

Powered flight and pig nuts

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

THUMBING LIFTS seems less common than it was a decade ago, but I stopped in response to the persuasive appeal of the walker passing the Friockheim road end.

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Shakespeare writes Macbeth

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

“MACBETH SHALL never vanquish'd be until/ great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill/ shall come against him €¦ €¦” from  Macbeth', the Scottish play, the play whose name cannot be spoken, by Will Shakespeare.

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Early rising

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

RISING EARLY means I see the early bird catching the worm. Inka is still at the puppy equivalent of potty training and I have to let him out at some unearthly times. Afterwards I usually make a cup of tea for us both – the Doyenne and me, that is – and watch the early morning activity.

  

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Early bird and early cups of tea

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

RISING EARLY means I see the early bird catching the worm. Inka is still at the puppy equivalent of potty training and I have to let him out at some unearthly times. Afterwards I usually make a cup of tea for us both – the Doyenne and me, that is – and watch the early morning activity.

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Genealogy and Scottish Heroes

Saturday, August 6th, 2005

MAKING CONNECTIONS has proved to be a rewarding part of writing this weekly column.

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