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 May, 2014

Seabird sojourn

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

SIR WALTER SCOTT, on a sea journey from Arbroath to Aberdeen on which he was seasick, wrote in his diary – “…vessel off Fowlsheugh and Dunnottar. Fair wind and delightful day.” Which was just how I found it – not the seasickness bit, the weather.

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Wild and beautiful

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

A CHANGE of scene is as good for the dogs as it is for the Doyenne and me. Here at home we’re spoilt for choice for walks but new scenery and a different routine is a change that’s as good as a holiday.

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Old names recalled

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

WE’RE DELIGHTED that one of the two bird boxes we put up at the start of the year has a great tit nesting in it. I saw them investigating the box and carrying in nesting material around the end of April and I know the hen bird is sitting on eggs.

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Month of new life

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

MAY IS probably the loveliest month in my calendar of seasons. Hedgerow and woodland colours are asserting themselves and there’s an explosion of new life on the trees.

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Peace and quiet?

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

IT’S AN urban myth that the countryside is a haven of peace and quiet.

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