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 July, 2012

A true sea dog

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

DOG STORIES are always likely to get a good reception from the Man with Two Dogs. Better still is a story that might have associations with Sea Dog Bamse whose story, retired Montrose GP Andrew Orr, and I, wrote together.

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A hard rain falls

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

HAVING SPENT months devising ways to outwit the jackdaws which used to descend on the bird tables outside the kitchen window, chasing off all the songbirds and gobbling up the peanuts, I’m facing a new quandary.

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Magic moment

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

DAILY LIFE in Nature is generally much the same as daily life in our own human world – mostly a bit humdrum and, in the case of the birds and the beasts, dealing with the business of survival. Looked at from our human perspective, we wake up each morning and decide how we are going to successfully get to the end of the day – we just go about it rather differently from the birds and the beasts.

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City of villages

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

WE’VE BEEN on our travels again, the Doyenne and I. Last week I wrote about our holiday in Sutherland and we’re back now from a long weekend at the other end of the country.

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