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 November, 2016

Castle’s gruesome history

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

dsc03872LAST SUNDAY I took a walk with Inka which I had been intending to do all summer. I chose the best day, for it was sunny and mild.

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Dysart shortbread and yoghourt cake

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

dsc03838IT’S UNCANNY the way the planets align and things coincide. I came across an e-mail from a reader in Canada that I had saved from December 2007. What had prompted her to contact me was the recipe in my first book, Man with Two Dogs, A Breath of Fresh Air from Scotland, for the Doyenne’s rowan and apple jelly which has been the accompaniment to so many fine meals, especially game dishes and lamb.

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Gathering nature’s autumn harvest

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

dsc03831CHANGING THE clocks back last weekend caused confusion in more than the dog walking routine. Losing an hour in the afternoon means changing Inka’s programme to a walk soon after lunch otherwise the light starts to fade and I won’t see as much to write about.

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