Robbie Burns night is a Scottish celebration held on January 25th which commemorates the life and poetry of Scotland's most famous poet, Robert Burns. It's a night filled with Scottish culture, food, and festivities. So let's dive into some tasty recipes to celebrate this special … [Read more...] about Neeps, Tatties & Haggis: Celebrating the Immortal Memory of Robbie Burns each Jan. 25
On January 25, Scots around the world celebrate the birth of the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns. You know at least one poem, “Auld Lang Syne’ which we sing on New Year’s Eve, written in 1788. He died at the age of 37. Traditional Burns Suppers were often held the weekend … [Read more...] about Who is Robert Burns and why do Scots Celebrate on Jan 25th?
Monday was Remembrance Day, commemorated across the British Commonwealth. As you may recall from Season 2 of Downton Abbey, the family and servants gathered on 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month which signified the end of World War I. In the United States it is observed … [Read more...] about Lest we Forget with Bonnie Cranachan
"Shut the French Window"! The quote above comes from Phyllis Logan's (Mrs. Hughes) acceptance speech at the 2013Screen Actor's Guide Awards. It has quickly become my own catchphrase. You can find the link to the full video below. You may find my Online Guide to Afternoon … [Read more...] about Brighten your Day with Battenburg Cake