Friday, 25 January 2013

Friday comes to all

Is it just me or do Friday come around ever so quickly. I am in The Boatshed, a coffee house type cafe in Poole park and it is filled with pregnant women! They all seem to have young children as well, what has happened to the pill? Look at the state of some of those tummies. You can imagine the noise level, mums all talking at once and the children, fed up with not being noticed are having their say as well.
They say men use 7000 words a day, like yes, no, dinner, coffee, not now etc. Well women use 24000 words a day and show lots of feeling with them. For example if they talk to you, you know they like you, it is hard for them not to talk but if they stop then you are dead. 

HaggisIt is Robert Burns night and all over Scotland they will be celebrating their National hero. The Burns Supper is an institution of Scottish life: a night to celebrate the life and works of the national Bard.
According to legend a Burns Supper goes like this:
1.Piping in the guests; A big-time Burns Night calls for a piper to welcome guests.
2. The Selkirk Grace; A short but important prayer read to usher in the meal.
3. Address to the haggis; The honoured reader now seizes their moment of glory by offering a fluent and entertaining rendition of To a Haggis.
4. The meal;
Starter ; Traditional cock-a-leekie soup;
Main course ; Haggis, neeps & tatties
Sweet ; Clootie Dumpling
5. First Poem.
Have we never loved too blindly
Have we never loved too kindly
Never loved and never parted, we would never be broken hearted.
Finished off the evening with that immortal poem:
Auld Lang Syne
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne! 

For auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne. 

Enjoy your weekend

1 comment:

  1. Going to my Scottish friends' house tonight for a belated Burns dinner.I've made a Pavlova for dessert... wish I'd seen this blog earlier. I would have tried the traditional Sweets.