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 December, 2014

Festive gatherings

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

WE’VE BEEN reading a letter from a Finnish friend of the Doyenne’s who we visited in Turku, Finland’s second city. We sent her a copy of the second Man with Two Dogs books, Tales from the Scottish Countryside.

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Fussy eaters

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

A READER wonders whether the recommended brand of bird seed mix she puts out is the correct one for her garden song birds as she sees the birds picking so much seed out of the feeders and chucking it on the ground.

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Stroll through time

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

I MUST be getting soft. I’ve kept to woodland walks this week to escape the chilly winds and the worst of the elements. I’d like to think I did it for the dogs – I can wrap up well in appropriate clothing but the dogs have only got their hair shirts.

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Nature’s raw side

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

LAST TUESDAY dawned bright and sunny and, after the previous week’s catalogue of rain and dreich, it would have been criminal not to get out and enjoy it. I’d had a report that large numbers of swans were roosting on a flooded stubble field beside the River Isla on the road from Meigle to Alyth, and I set out to investigate.

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