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 September, 2015

Perfect catch, perfect bite

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

DSC02926IT WAS the expression ‘A fry of fish’, thrown into a casual conversation that brought back memories of childhood caravanning holidays at Ullapool.

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Two grand roads to the isle

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

DSC02883HAVING FAMILY on the Black Isle means the Doyenne and I regularly make the trip north to see them.

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Small bites of Highland life

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

DSC02875MY COUNTRYSIDE sometimes comes in quite small bites, but it’s no less interesting for that. I rarely come home from a walk, accompanied – for the time being – by one dog, without at least one memory to write about.

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Welcome arrival in garden

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

DSC02858I’D ALMOST despaired of seeing butterflies in our garden this summer but last weekend’s sun tempted six or eight Red Admirals to feed on the buddleia. Up till now we’d had rare visits of individual insects, a Painted Lady and occasional Small Whites.

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