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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Archive for November, 2014

James Stuart’s farewell

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

THE CARCASE of a pink footed goose lay beside a wild scattering of breast feathers. The breast meat had been consumed and the head had been torn off which made me think it was the work of a fox.

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A dreich week

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

IT’S BEEN a grey week. The Doyenne and I were speaking about it, and we’ve scarcely seen a blink of sunshine and just occasional glimpses of blue sky in breaks in the clouds. More often than not the hills at the back of the house have been blanketed in thick mist or we’ve watched the rain being driven across the brae faces on blustery winds.

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Mixed emotions

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

I FIND that much of the language used for death and funerals doesn’t fit in with my personal notion that life is sustained in memories.

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Relics of bygone era

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

GLENESK IS the easternmost of the Glens of Angus, the range of glens stretching westwards across the Braes of Angus to Glen Isla. Each has its special features and its admirers.

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Natural change?

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

A CALL from Montrose reader Denis Rice had us ranging across several topics of common interest.

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