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 October, 2012

He Could Eat His Mess – The Scottish Banner

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

P1030626“You’ll never be rich”, his father told him, “but you’ll always feed your family”. (more…)

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Autumn glow

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

SO OFTEN it’s being in the right spot at the right moment that provides me with the next story or observation to share with readers, or recall memories and give me inspiration for the next article. (more…)

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Autumn shades

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

MONDAY DAWNED bright and sunny and I allowed myself the indulgence of hoping it was the debut to an Indian summer. What could have been more welcome after the previous week’s torrential rain? (more…)

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Spiritual salute

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

LOCH SHIEL, where I spent several teenage holidays with an uncle and aunt, is one of Scotland’s longest lochs – seventeen miles from Acharacle at its foot to Glenfinnan at the head. Never more than half a mile at its widest, it has a dog-leg about a third of the way up where its east-west axis takes a bend to the north-east. (more…)

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Halcyon days

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

THE DOYENNE and I jumped at the chance to join her niece and her partner at a holiday cottage at Dorlin on the north side of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. As a teenager I had often joined an uncle and aunt who holidayed for over twenty years at the Acharacle Hotel, at the foot of nearby Loch Shiel, so it was very much a trip down memory lane for me. (more…)

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