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 September, 2010


Saturday, September 25th, 2010

TOO LATE to mention last week, but on Friday 17th I heard rather than saw the arrival of the first of the geese flying in from the north to over-winter here. Pinkfeet, I would guess, for I was in the middle of a wood with the dogs, hunting for chanterelle mushrooms.

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Not cool to be cold

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

IT'S COOL – I don't mean cool in the sense the grandchildren mean it – like,  smart'   I mean, it's chilly   It's not the late night walks with the dogs when I feel it   Some evenings, when the wind has completely died away, are still surprisingly mild   It's in the mornings that I realise autumn has arrived.

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Sunday cricket

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

 DAYS OUT here and there' – this is how I began my piece a year ago, almost to the day.

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…. distance lends enchantment to the view

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

PATHFINDING IS a family tradition – taking off down a road we've never been down before, to see what's at the end of it.

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