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Wexit – or the subtlety of whippets

Today we were half an hour later than normal in getting up to give Archie his morning walk. As you know from a previous post, Archie is a creature of rigid, demanding routine. As we were having our breakfast and … Continue reading

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Heat

In the mid 1970s, I spent a year working as a lecturer at the Federal Advanced Teachers’ College in Okene, Nigeria. I say “working”, but in fact the College had not actually been built due to a significant dispute about … Continue reading

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A Life in the Day of Archie

I cannot decide whether or not I am a dog lover. This is the sort of problem that I have the inclination to mull over now that I work only part-time.     Here I am with my dog, apparently … Continue reading

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Step Out for Stroke

It is that time of year again. Once more, Master and I will be taking part in a  Step Out for Stroke event – this time at Broughty Ferry near Dundee on 15 May. This involves a 2.5 mile walk … Continue reading

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The West Sands Revisited

“Youth is wasted on the young” – so wrote George Bernard Shaw. This line floated through my head recently when we two humans – plus dog – were spending a few days in St Andrews at the beginning of March. … Continue reading

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Snow and gritted teeth

Yesterday hard frost and some snow. Today more snow, but milder. Definitely not weather for a young whippet. Following a diktat from our ever liberal Scottish Government, Aberdeenshire Council is to spend thousands of pounds on Gaelic road signs, but … Continue reading

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Blog, how I have neglected you … and an invitation

But on the plus side, life cannot be lived through a blog alone… We have had very mild autumn weather here which I am enjoying with Archie and two new Norwegian walking poles, replacing the old ones which were second-hand … Continue reading

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A Post for Whippet Lovers

Time flies when you are enjoying yourself. Archie (Windwalker Follow Me Home – see earlier post) recently celebrated his second birthday in a way that only a whippet can: by meeting several other dogs, whizzing around in madcap circles, taking … Continue reading

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A date for your diary

This is Archie basking in Deeside sunshine on 8 March 2015. He is wearing a purple Stroke Association neckerchief, because on 10 May 2015 he will be taking part in a Stroke Association Step Out for Stroke event on Aboyne … Continue reading

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Step out for Stroke Revisited

Enthusiastic readers of this blog will remember that almost a year ago, Hamish and I undertook a sponsored walk – Step Out for Stroke – at Glamis Castle. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Glamis, though at the time, Hamish complained loudly … Continue reading

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