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, 2008

…. on the other side of the hill.

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

PROMISED last week to tell you more about little Migvie Kirk, near Tarland, which we stumbled upon while we were taking a short break in Aberdeenshire. (more…)

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The grass is greener ….

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

WE'RE HOME – the Doyenne and I, that is – after a short break at Tarland. It wasn't far to go, just a forty minute drive over the Cairn o'Mount and into the Vale of Cromar. (more…)

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Seen from afar

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

A BIRTHDAY present of binoculars has opened up a new world for me, in a manner of speaking, over the last few weeks. The family all chipped in to help buy them and now I hardly leave the house to walk the dogs without my new toy around my neck. (more…)

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Choral practise

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

EIGHT MINUTES past four o'clock in the morning was an unholy hour to be wakened. It was the milkman delivering milk to the “big hoose”. I watched the van lights swing round the walls of the bedroom as he headed off to rouse the next unsuspecting soul who thought he had at least another three hours peaceful slumber. (more…)

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Vaulting ambition

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

MACBETH'S AMBITIONS know no bounds, although we rather thought he had abandoned some of his more inflated ones. The Doyenne had both dogs out for their early walk and they disturbed a roe deer which had taken cover in amongst the tangles of the old rhododendron bushes close to the house. Inka was rattling around ahead, oblivious of the drama that was unfolding behind him. The deer took fright at the “bold MacBean” who set off in pursuit a fast as his little sawn-off legs would permit. (more…)

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