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 May, 2007

Taking The Glen Roads

Monday, May 28th, 2007

YOU CAN choose your dogs – but what about your in-laws? I heartily approve of the Doyenne's family, so we looked forward to a visit from her big brother and his wife and put our heads together to think what we should do to entertain them.

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Silence is golden

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

FRESH IDEAS from a young mind are entertaining and stimulating, so I was pleased when grandson James joined me to walk the dogs. We took the track through the woods to the small loch that lies about three quarters of a mile behind the house. I wanted to see if the pair of cormorants I wrote about some weeks back were still there.

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Mothtly about moths

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

LOLLIPOP MAN to a brood of mallard ducklings was not on Arthur Grewar's mind as he drove into Brechin, but approaching Brechin Castle gates he saw the duck with eight ducklings making their precarious way along the roadside. A lifetime countryman, Arthur knew the danger the wee family was in if just one car drove too close to the verge.

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Pie chart

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

“FOUR AND twenty blackbirds baked in a pie” – driving through Edzell earlier in the week I nearly got the first two. Two blackies shot out of a garden on my side of the road, one in hot pursuit of the other. They streaked between me and the car in front and were in danger of meeting an untimely end splattered across the windscreen of an oncoming car. There was a tremendous exhibition of split second aerobatics and they scraped their way out of terminal danger.

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