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Julia, dogs and human nature

This is Julia Klöckner. You may never have heard of her, but read on and you will find out. Julia is the German Minister of Food and Agriculture, a fact you probably already know if you live in Germany. This … Continue reading

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A whippet emotes

Today is my 7th birthday. That is 7 long years during which Master and Mistress have benefited from my presence in their lives and during which I have been endlessly patient with their many idiosyncrasies and foibles. Apparently 7 years … Continue reading

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Self-isolation

What to do? I suppose the last time I chose to self-isolate (healthy, young, foolish) was back in the 1970s when a combination of endless rainy season storms, an unreliable little motor cycle and flood-damaged, horribly dangerous forest tracks kept … Continue reading

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New year, new me… Maybe

Belated happy new year! As we enter a new year and new decade, you will, like me, have noticed lots of newspaper and internet features along the lines of “New Year, New You”. These are usually accompanied by brightly coloured … 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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