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, 2011

I do like to be beside the seaside

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

AFTER MONDAY'S gales Tuesday seemed the ideal day for a trip to the seaside   I bundled the dogs into the car and drove to Lunan Bay     It was the sort of May afternoon that the east coast of Scotland does so well – strong sun in a blue sky and a stiff westerly breeze blowing great banks of cumulus clouds off the land.

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Regeneration and stuff

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

TOO BUSY looking, to see   There's so much wildlife activity at this time of year I should be better focussed and avoid getting sidetracked.

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Wrong side of the blanket

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

 €œUP THE Noran Water / In by Inglismaddy € – are the opening lines of a poem entitled  €œShy Geordie €, written by Montrose-born (well, Hillside to be strictly accurate) poet Helen Cruickshank, whose work I particularly enjoy   It's a geographical conundrum that's troubled me for ages.

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In the midst of life and all that

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

TWO DEATHS – it's the nesting season and the consequences could affect more than just the two birds that didn't see the end coming, or weren't quick enough to take evasive action.

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