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.

Welcome to "Man with two dogs" - the family website for dog owners and dog walkers.

This is my countryside diary which appears each Saturday in the Dundee Courier newspaper.

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Archive for August, 2011

Natural harvest

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

BEECH TREES belong to the same family as oaks and sweet chestnuts and, like the other two, produce an edible nut   You can find old recipes which include beech mast, although by all reports the nuts are rather bitter and a bit indigestible.

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How sweet their memory still

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

CEMETERIES HOLD many memories   Some folk think they are sad places because of the memories; but life is a happy experience and the memories don't change because we die   Cemeteries only become sad when they are forgotten and neglected.

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A house by any other name

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

REMEMBER GLENBOGLE – the fictitious Highland estate and castle where the TV series Monarch of the Glen, based on Scottish author Compton Mackenzie's comic novel of the same name, was filmed?

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Something borrowed, something …..

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

SOMETHING BLUE, I was always told as a youngster, will attract bees   Whenever a bumble bee flew in the window and was trapped, beating futilely against the window panes in its efforts to escape, I was despatched to find a blue scarf or towel for the insect to cling to while we took it outdoors and released it.

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