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, 2015

Seasons are all out of sync

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

DSC03143I DON’T normally see it as the place of this column to comment on other dog owners’ treatment of their dogs. However, I disapproved of the cyclist I met on a country road, at the front of a group of cyclists and with a dog on a lead trotting hard to keep up with the forced pace.

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Welcome visitors in winter

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

DSC03125LAST WEEK I reported that I’d just put out the bird feeders as the hard weather was beginning to bite. The response from the birds was almost instantaneous. Within an hour the feeders were mobbed with the local house sparrows, chaffinches, great tits with their sooty waistcoats and coal tits.

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Festive flights of fancy

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

P1030762THE DOYENNE and I took advantage of last Sunday’s good weather to deal with all the garden jobs that we’d been finding excuses to put off for the last month or so.

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Black Isle’s colourful delights

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

DSC03114WE DROVE north last Sunday on Granny duty. Weather was suspect for the journey so we chose the coast route via Aberdeen and on through Banffshire, and Moray and Nairn to the Black Isle, avoiding the high road over Cairn o’ Mount and The Lecht.

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