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, 2017

Being dogmatic about dogs is barking up the wrong tree

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

015THERE ARE seasons in the Doyenne’s year when her kitchen takes on the steamy atmosphere of the witches cave in Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth. Late summer and early autumn is the season for jams and jellies made from the wild rasps and brambles and other hedgerow glories that I pick for her. January is home-made marmalade season. (more…)

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We interfere with nature at our peril

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

20171129_005533_001THE DOYENNE and I have been entertaining her New Zealand niece and her fiancé, who we were meeting for the first time. We had ideas of interesting places to go but after a month of living out of suitcases Claire and Graham opted for staying close to home so we spent an informative morning at the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre. (more…)

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