The Scottish Tradition

“Oh wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursel's as others see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us, And foolish notion”
~Robert Burns


Monday 25, January, 2010
Robert Burns Night

Haggis, Whiskey, and Kilts…. well one Kilt anyway… a night well celebrated with friends honouring the great Rabbie Burns.

My dear friend Kerri, a good ol’ Scottish lass, opened up her home last night and treated us to a feast of food, good music and a drunken good time. The night started out simple with a few hors d'oeuvres and some wine while people chatted and listened to music. Then came the main meal of Haggis and mash preluded by the reading of one of Robert Burn’s poems (in Scots) and a reading of two statements of love for men and women… I wanted to toast for the men but I was told I had to toast the women… A shot of whiskey and onto the food!

For those of you who don’t know what Haggis is… well neither do I and I think I would rather keep it that way… apparently it’s all the meat from animals that is or isn’t normally used… I don’t know… it’s like eating entrails… tasty to say the least.

We later danced some traditional Scottish dances and at one point my partner (Amy) and I ended up on the floor… we were the only couple to fall… but it was all in good fun.

Only one person showed up in a kilt, Ian, and he was very traditional and didn’t wear any underwear…. and I can confirm that fact…

The next morning I discovered that the Haggis didn’t agree with me…

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