Sunday, 25 January 2009

Happy Birthday Rabbie Burns ~250years~

Today is Robbie Burns birthday all over Scotland last night and today we are celebrating the birth of Robbie Burns if you log on to you well see lots of interesting facts about him and there will be translations of his work,even i struggle to understand the night a couple of my friends went to a Burns supper, it was arranged by a local group of Scottish Country dancing ladies that a friend has joined.We were greeted with drinks and nibbles, then we sat down at our table the lights went out and this is a picture of the piper piping in the haggis he went round the tables twice.Then there was toasts to the haggis after that we all got haggis,neeps,tatties,and for the first time there was baked beans to have with the haggis so i decided to give it a try and i really enjoyed it,after that we had scottish cheddar cheese oatcakes, Tunnocks caramel wafers and teackes cakes that are famous here in Scotland, and after eight mints,and of course a few people toasted with good old whisky i don't drink so i toasted with water.A few people did some more recitals then it was down to the scottish country dancing it was a great night,sorry i don't have more pictures but my camera batteries went dead,a lady is going to send me pictures that she has taken so i will post them when they come.Hope you will log on the Robbie Burns site and see why we celebrate.~Take Care Kate~

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Happy New Year From Scotland

Wishing you all a very Happy And Healthy 2009.My friends and i attended a hogmany party at our local hotel.This is the very first time we have done this we are usually found staying at home watching the New Year on the T.V,so we decided to book this back in the summer.It started at 6.30pm and went on until 1.00 a.m we had a great time ,this is a picture of the lady piper piping in the New Year, i did try and get more pictures but my camera was not working very well.
This is a picture of my friend and husband bringing 2009.

This is Hazel trying to work out how to blow up these balloons,every one had at least 3 each per person so you can imagine the fun that was had by all.As soon as the band started every one was on the floor dancing the Gay Gordons,Dashing White sargent,strip the willow and of course an eightsome reel.I was quite surprised we managed to do all the dances and not have sore feet the next day.The company was great everyone joined in and danced with other couples,so we are booking again soon.I will be posting pictures of my christmas, i know late as usual,i had the flu twice in December then had to go to the doctors on the 30th december as i had sinus problems and thank goodness he prescribed anitboitics.This is just a short post.Hope you are all well and looking forward to 2009.Take care~Kate~