Toast the “Great chieftain o’ the puddin’ race” tonight or this weekend with the finest single malt whisky you can find ... preferably a good-blended whisky with rich, smoky, heathery vital flavour-enhancing overtones – to whet one’s appetite for ....
|Piping the Haggis ... c/o BBC|
- Scotch broth
- Haggis with neeps and tatties
- Cranachan dessert – whipped cream, whisky, honey (preferably heather flavoured) and fresh raspberries, topped with toasted oatmeal soaked overnight in whisky
Enjoy the evening ... remembering 50 years ago perhaps when a brief thaw set in during the Big Freeze on 25th January 1963 ... which didn’t end until early March ...
Robert Burns wrote “To a Mouse” ... on turning up her nest with the plough, in November 1785 ... this is the first verse:
Wee, sleekit, cow’rin’, tim’rous beastie,
O what a panic’s in thy breastie!
Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
Wi’ bickering brattle!
I wad be laith to rin an’ chase thee
Wi’ murd’ring prattle!
So to all of you - enjoy your drink to a King of Poets ... enjoy your feasting ... remembering King Winter is still around outside ... but it looks like a big thaw is on its way next week ...
Before you aseat yourself and raise your glass ...
I have a long last post on the weather or two shorter ones ... I’d like to post them ... but would be grateful if you perhaps would tell me .. one or two?!
Many thanks and here’s to you all ...
Robert Burns works – Address to a Haggis ...
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