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 November, 2010

Drinking life to the lees

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

BOUNDING UP the bank of the River North Esk at Inveriscandye Farm, Inka was transfixed by one of those insistent scents that no red-blooded dog can ignore   I was curious to see what it was and encouraged him on   His nose went into the cover and with a tremendous thrashing of wings a large bird erupted from the rickle of branches and dead grass and flew off low over the water.

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Medicinal compounds

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

THE FOWLS of the air  €œsow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns €   What's the point – we humans do it for them. read more

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Variety is the soul of pleasure

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

BURNISHED LEAVES cascaded from the autumn trees   Like scarlet poppy petals fluttering onto the young service men and women during the two minutes silence closing the annual Festival of Remembrance in the Royal Albert Hall, was the Doyenne's description   It was an apt comment for the week in which the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year falls, when we honour the memory and courage of all who have died or been injured in conflict.

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Proverbial Scotch

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

I CONFESS, I'm not fond of spiders. I'm not too worried about the wee ones that abseil down on a silken thread and give the game away that the Doyenne has slipped up on her high dusting. You can tread on those but of course the old Scottish tradition has it that if you kill a spider it will rain the next day.

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