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 June, 2015

Yellow and blue perfection

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

A GRAPHIC designer told me a long time ago that the perfect combination of complementary colours for use in graphic design is yellow on blue. It might have been blue on yellow, but it doesn’t really matter for what I’m writing about this week.

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Galloway’s hidden delights

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

DSC02686A CHANGE is as good as a holiday, and the Doyenne and I have had both. We are back from a break in Gatehouse of Fleet, in Galloway, an overlooked and beautiful part of Scotland.

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An Arctic challenge awaits

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

271BAE0407A STORY about one dog is likely to catch the Man with Two Dogs’ attention. When there are 32 dogs, I’m hooked.

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‘Strangers’ most welcome

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

THE CONSPICUOUS white rump caught my attention – it was so unexpected for I’d been looking out for the return of the swallows that nested under the eaves last year. But now a pair of house martins have almost completed building a nest in the eaves too, with mud from puddles in the scrub land beside the stream across from the house.

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