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    Twenty-past six.

    Having a wee dram right now while ma neap's a-boiling on the hob. Meanwhile, in support of Norn-Irish/Scottish relations, tonight's tatties are actually going to be colcannon. ("So they are".)

    The haggis? Well, this one's legal in the US, as it's veggie.

    Here's to a stomach-filling evening.

    And, I have to say, I quite like this late January celebration on a cold, dark and windy, star-studded night. Another stepping stone on the way to spring.

    Saor Alba!

    Andy
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    MacSween's?
    My lad preferred it, although he was a carnivore.

    Slainte Mhath!

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    As Chapman billies leave the street
    an drouthie neighbors, neighbors meet
    As market days are wearin’ late
    an’ folk begin t’tak the gate
    while we sit, boozin at th’ nappie
    gettin’ fou’ an unco happy
    we think na on th’ lang Scots miles
    the mosses, waters, slaps and stiles
    that lay between us an’ our hame,
    where sits our sulkie, sullen dame
    gatherin’ her brows like th’ gatherin’ storm,
    and nursing her wrath, t’ keep it warm….

    have a cracking evening!

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    "Do dheagh shlainte", Birlinn.

    Meanwhile, moments to go here. And a thought:

    "This is a feast for poor people, with no teeth."

    Andy
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    I love shopping used book stores and finding old books on topics that I like. (It's getting harder to do every year.)

    I have a great anthology of Burns poems. Great stuff!

    However, my favorite stuff is when a good Scottish folk band like The Tannahill Weavers put his verse to music. One of my favorites is: "A Mans a Man for A That"

    And then there is the song that every American thinks they know, but have never heard it sung right: "Auld Lang Syne"

    https://youtu.be/vznJKNpL30c
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    Just finished the family's traditional Haggis Stir Fry - yum.

    Sadly, I was unable to source the kosher Irn-Bru.
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    It's very brown & yellow, of course.

    Garlic stuffed baby boilers, neaps, veggie haggis breadcrumbed balls, and the colcannon to centre. Whisky/cream sauce over.

    Now? All gone.

    That Man to Man the warld oer
    Shall brithers be for a that!

    ...I'll eat summat green tomorrow.
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    Bring on Billy! NSFW

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    ,
    I would like to sample that meal.
    "They have a lot of stupid people that vote in their primaries. They really do. I'm not really supposed to say that but it's an obvious fact. But when stupid people vote, you know who they nominate? Other stupid people." -- James Carville on the plethora of low-quality GQP candidates in the mid-term election.

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    Tom, there's a minty-mayo-topped sheep pizza just a few inches away.

    Bleurgh.

    Andy
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    ..
    "They have a lot of stupid people that vote in their primaries. They really do. I'm not really supposed to say that but it's an obvious fact. But when stupid people vote, you know who they nominate? Other stupid people." -- James Carville on the plethora of low-quality GQP candidates in the mid-term election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyG View Post
    Tom, there's a minty-mayo-topped sheep pizza just a few inches away.

    Bleurgh.

    Andy
    Oh, shyte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyG View Post
    Tom, there's a minty-mayo-topped sheep pizza just a few inches away.

    Andy
    " There are those who eat to live, and those who live to eat " . . Though I find myself firmly in the second category, I believe I will take a pass on that . . . .


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    Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
    Great chieftain o' the pudding-race!
    Aboon them a' yet tak your place,
    Painch, tripe, or thairm:
    Weel are ye wordy o'a grace
    As lang's my arm.

    The groaning trencher there ye fill,
    Your hurdies like a distant hill,
    Your pin was help to mend a mill
    In time o'need,
    While thro' your pores the dews distil
    Like amber bead.

    His knife see rustic Labour dight,
    An' cut you up wi' ready sleight,
    Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
    Like ony ditch;
    And then, O what a glorious sight,
    Warm-reekin', rich!

    Then, horn for horn, they stretch an' strive:
    Deil tak the hindmost! on they drive,
    Till a' their weel-swall'd kytes belyve
    Are bent like drums;
    Then auld Guidman, maist like to rive,
    Bethankit! hums.

    Is there that owre his French ragout
    Or olio that wad staw a sow,
    Or fricassee wad make her spew
    Wi' perfect sconner,
    Looks down wi' sneering, scornfu' view
    On sic a dinner?

    Poor devil! see him owre his trash,
    As feckles as wither'd rash,
    His spindle shank, a guid whip-lash;
    His nieve a nit;
    Thro' blody flood or field to dash,
    O how unfit!

    But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,
    The trembling earth resounds his tread.
    Clap in his walie nieve a blade,
    He'll mak it whissle;
    An' legs an' arms, an' hands will sned,
    Like taps o' trissle.

    Ye Pow'rs, wha mak mankind your care,
    And dish them out their bill o' fare,
    Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware
    That jaups in luggies;
    But, if ye wish her gratefu' prayer
    Gie her a haggis!
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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