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 Robertburns.org you well see lots of interesting facts about him and there will be translations of his work,even i struggle to understand the dialect.lol.Last 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~

2 comments:

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time, so glad for you! I'll have to go on the site because I'm sure I've never heard of him:)
Rondell

Homemakers Tales . said...

Hi Kate .
Tomorrow my only daughter Naomi is 32 on the 31st not married or going steady yet am praying for the right one to come along. ,she is my second , my eldest died in a car crash in 94.
i will post when we have met Milly
.xx