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 September, 2013

Mountain of gold

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

DROPPING BY to have a word with Jim Brown, manager of agricultural merchants WN Lindsay’s North Esk Granary at Stracathro, I was confronted with a mountain of golden barley – like so much gold dust – half the height of the Garvock Hill, outside his office window.

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What a coincidence

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

THE NATURE of coincidence is its element of surprise.

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An overdue visit

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

MY MENTION a fortnight ago of Peasiehill Road in Arbroath brought interesting responses from two readers.

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From field to shop

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

WHAT’S FOR tea tonight? – the first question the family ask when they arrive home after their day’s work. It’s also the quirky name of the distinctly different farm shop at Burn of Balmakelly Farm on the St Cyrus road mid-way between Marykirk and Laurencekirk on the A937.

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