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6 May 2010 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

There seem to be moments every now and again when you catch a glimpse of your future, and can almost see the next chapter of your life unfolding around you.

An odd sense that the decision just made, or the path just chosen will lead you to a certain day in the future; when you will look back through time and recognise this moment as the turning point. ...[Read More]

Thank you

28 April 2010 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

Though I am probably the worst person I know with respect to keeping in touch, I wanted to say thank you to you guys for keeping tabs on Breagha and I these last months. ...[Read More]

Wee bears

25 April 2010 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

Last week Breagha and I came face to face with the sow and her three cubs. This is the first time this year I have seen them, and despite the stand-off, huffing and gritting of teeth on both the bear and Breagha's part, I was happy to see them back and in good health.

The unfortunate fact remains that we now have 4 bears in a group to deal with, and I have dusted off my rifle.

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Big wolf prints

18 April 2010 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

For the hunters out there, you will undoubtedly agree that fresh snow is your best friend. Not only does it quieten the ear-splitting rustle underfoot of the fall, but it provides a perfect canvas for an array of interesting tracks and sign.

Not too long before the snow started to retreat, I noticed some huge ‘dog’ tracks around the trailer. I was just wondering if Breagha had really big feet, when she helpfully went bounding right by. ...[Read More]

Back home

16 April 2010 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

The cool thing about candles it that you do not have to get up to turn them off; you can doze off to sleep knowing they will burn as long as they are able, then die a peaceful death.

They provide enough of a glow to transform an otherwise dark interior into an intriguing space and provide an odd sense of warmth despite their limited capability in that regard. ...[Read More]