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 October, 2016

Family, friendship and fun…

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

20161022_153304_richtonehdrFROM PLYMOUTH in the south they came and Inverness in the north, and points in between. Four blew in from New Zealand representing the world-wide reach of the Doyenne’s family. Aged from two to 86 and almost every one a Webster – a maist unseemly crew.

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Sea of memories

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

dsc03813THERE ARE moments when I need to be near the sea. Last Monday I couldn’t resist its siren call any longer. The morning didn’t look too promising but I’ve noticed that often the weather on the coast is the opposite of the weather inland. I took my chances and, bundling Inka into the car, drove to Mains of Usan Farm below Ferryden, the former fishing village across the mouth of the River South Esk from the port of Montrose.

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Tartan revival

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

angusI ALWAYS appreciate feedback and my comments last week about magpies brought a couple of responses.

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Bloodshed and beauty in the Borders

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

dsc03803MAGPIES ARE the sharp-suited Jack the Lads of the bird world. They have all the cunning and intuitive sense of self-preservation of the crow family of which they are members.

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Not all proverbs impart wisdom

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

dsc03770THE GREY geese are back. Regular readers will know how I look out for their return each autumn. They are the elemental spirits of nature, the authentic voice of winter.

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