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 August, 2017

Flights of freedom chime with history

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

029A STEADY breeze was blowing over Cairn o’ Mount and, as I neared the summit, what appeared to be a parachute rose from the ground with a figure hanging below it. I stopped in the car park to watch.

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Whale of a lot to do in the country

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

024OUT EARLY with Inka when the morning sun is gaining heat the woodpigeons are already gently crooning to one another.

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Sun sets on Angus glens

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

006THERE IS magic in the music on a lovely summer day, is the opening line of a song, The Lovely Glens of Angus, which you don’t hear these days – well, I haven’t heard it for a while.

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Poppies and poems

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

009POETS’ CORNER in Westminster Abbey commemorates sixteen First World War poets whose names are inscribed on a slab of Westmoreland slate. With one exception they are English.

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