Burns night

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  1. Ade B

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    Haggis tonight for us even though we are not scotch..

    Lived in Glasgow for a while and met Mrs B there - despite this many happy memories of the place.

    Happy Burns Night or whatever you say up there.


    Ade :D
     
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    We are Scottish!
     
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    Don't forget your gravy, the best part.
     
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    Not that I'm that Scottish, and no Haggis tonight, but I am seized with a sudden and un-requitable desire for some Stornaway Black Pudding just now. Happy Burns night to all our Scottish members!
     
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    Happy Burns Night - from a wee tim'rous beastie...
     
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    Slainthe mhor!

    I shall celebrate with a quality single malt.

    I LOVE haggis, neeps and tatties. mmmmmmm
     
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    tatties n neeps Mmmmmmmm ! Happy Burns Night All !
     
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    Here's tae us -
    Wha's like us -
    Damn few -
    And they're a' deid -
    Mairs the pity!
     
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    I've heard that as part of a Burns night dinner someone has to address the haggis. Seems a bit odd. What do you do for the postage? Have a whip-round or something? :dk:

    Happy Burns Night to MBClub's many Scottish members!

    Cheers,

    Gaz
     
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    Tea tonight was ..

    Cullen Skink.

    Haggis, Creamed sweet potato and Tatties.

    Sweetheart Stout.

    Isle of Bute Cheddar and 15yr Glen Farclas.


    Slainthe :thumb:



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    I am currently in Leven Fife and this afternoon outside Sainsburys there was an ensemble of Pipers giving it their all. I recognised Scotland The Brave -- but the other tunes eluded me.Happy Burns night .
     
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    I had haggis neeps and tatties yesterday at lunchtime, but i'm not scottish... but do live here.
     
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    "A prince can mak a belted knight,
    A marquis, duke, an' a' that;
    But an honest man's abon his might,
    Gude faith, he maunna fa' that!
    For a' that, an' a' that,
    Their dignities an' a' that;
    The pith o' sense, an' pride o' worth,
    Are higher rank than a' that"
     
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    Visited the cottage as a kid. The Tam o' Shanter 'brig' is what I remember best. I used to have the poem read to me as a kid. Magical!
     
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    My favourite. Just wish I bided by it sometimes. :eek:

    O wad some Power the Giftie gie us,
    Tae see oorsels as ithers see us,
    It wad frae monie a blunder free us,
    An’ foolish notion.
    O Lord,
    Gie us a guid conceit o’ oorsel’s
     
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    My old man read Tam O Shanter to me when I was a kid.

    As I became an adult (or tried) he was apt to quote these 2 lines at me.

    I wonder why?!!!
     
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    No a Scot as far as I know but he also had a way with words.

    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace"

    Jimi Hendrix
     
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    Rabbie [ a "rock star" of his day] and Jimmy both shared an appreciation for the fairer sex. :cool:
     
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