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 February, 2014

A silent spring?

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

DOWN SOUTH – Brighton & Hove, to be precise – and you can’t get much more south than that unless you jump on the Isle of Wight ferry. That’s where the Doyenne and I were at the beginning of the week.

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Real stars of show

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

I WAS taken to task recently at the end of a talk by a member of the audience for not mentioning the two dogs’ names often enough in this column.

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Signs of spring

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

AT LUNCH last Sunday I sat beside a girl from Streatham, in London. I thought I must be losing my fatal attraction when I found she was staring out of the window, paying no attention whatever to me. “What’s that?” she asked.

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Raging water

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

THE CAT that sits in wait beneath the garden seat for an unwary songbird to land on the grass below one of the feeders has become part of our back yard natural world. We don’t know where it comes from. Every once in a while I rush out with muffled oaths so as not to frighten the neighbours, in the hope that I’ll scare it off.

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