Yesterday was the birthday of Scotland's very own Bard, Robert Burns and to celebrate this we bring oot the Chieftain o' the pudding race......the Haggis. A tasty beast as long as you don't read the ingredients list, which is basically the sweapings off the butchers floor with a wee "puckly" oatmeal thrown in. Along with this delicacy goes chappit neeps and bashed tatties (swede and potato). Music is in the form of the skirl o' the pipes.
The kids are busy learning Scottish poetry to perform at the school and the best recitals are put forward for the local competition which involves other schools in the area. The school meals were traditional and so my kids opted for a packed lunch! The junior section of the school also had a Scottish afternoon with Ceilidh dancing, Scotch Broth, Tartan Trifle and Shortbread. There was no Irn Bru though! I guess the teachers didn't fancy scraping them off the ceiling before home time!!
As far as learning the poems are concerned we are struggling to say the least, the fact that I can still remember last years is not helping matters any!! But I am sure we'll get there in the end.