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 April, 2016

Commemorating a very kindly laird

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

DSC03365IT HAD been several years since I had driven on the B961 back road to Dundee via Friockheim and Newbigging and onwards to Monifieth. It was a fine, bright morning and I’d forgotten what a grand view you get once you reach the crest of the hill after passing Carmyllie Village Hall. (more…)

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Delights south of the border

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

DSC03354SINCE OUR student days the Doyenne and I have had a great affection for Northumberland and its coastal towns and villages. (more…)

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Poles apart

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

HuskyteersLAST JUNE I wrote about eight enterprising girls calling themselves Atte HUSKYteers, who set themselves a challenge to complete a six day, 285km dog sled adventure through the Arctic wilderness, across the roof of the world. (more…)

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Colourful spring

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

DSC03347THE LYCRA season is hotting up. The Doyenne and I drove to St Fillans last weekend to meet her niece and her partner at The Four Seasons Hotel and we noticed more than usual Lycrist activity on the road. Yellow, red, white, even blue plumaged Lycrists speeding along their traditional migratory routes. (more…)

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Water’s good and bad sides

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

DSC03316EASTER MONDAY was too good a day to spend at home even if it meant postponing the first cut of the grass, which was definitely overdue. Bundling Inka into the car we headed over the Cairn o’ Mount to see where the wind took us. (more…)

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