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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 June, 2011

How it was

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

EAST, WEST, home's best   The Doyenne and I can only imagine ever living where we do on the east coast but, as I wrote last week, Scotland's west coast is so attractive and varied that we never tire of returning there.

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Monarchs of Scotland

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

GOING BACK to old holiday places can sometimes be disappointing because everything has moved on while the memories and old photographs have stood still.

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Windmills across the sky

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

WORDS ARE my seed corn and I like to see them used properly   The idea of wind farms just seems a complete anomaly to me   Nobody grows wind, nobody ploughs the fields and scatters wind seeds, nothing is cultivated.

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By those white cliffs ……

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

THE BEST time to watch seabirds is now, the breeding season, when they come onto land to nest   All their energies are concentrated on incubating their eggs, feeding their chicks and other family matters, and they are not going anywhere else   A good place to watch them is the RSPB seabird reserve at Fowlsheugh near Crawton, between Catterline and Stonehaven, which they return to each year in their tens of thousands.

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