The years flash by. It’s Burn’s Night again

25 Jan


Burn’s night always brings back happy memories of past celebrations. I once had a Scottish boss who generously , each year, threw a party for our team which had a strong representation from our Scottish colleagues. Wonderful !

It also reminds me of my many previous Scottish trips. For example to Loch Goil and on another occasion, a trip to Skye.Then there was Aviemore, Sterling, Dundee…………….


Robert Burns is linked with Haggis due to his poem about this famous delicacy.

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For our Scottish readers, please take this next picture as it is intended. A Joke.


Being  close to the Welsh borders and having very outspoken friends , many who style themselves on Piers Morgan (!!!!!!!!!)   It is usually the Welsh linked with Sheep related jokes . No offence I hope. I laugh at the fattest jokes and shortest jokes aimed at me………..

I shall certainly be eating Haggis myself today and boring my wife with badly pronounced renditions of Robert Burns. Especially after a couple of Smokey Black Grouse drams…..   Here’s one I made earlier:

scottish breakfast  Complete with broken yolk and scruffy plating up!

Today’s version may be totally different. I have a turnip and potatoes fresh in. A smaller plate would not hurt either……….

Cannot wait for our next trip to Scotland. Will we manage the NC500 this year?

lochgoilheadnuclear submarine HMS Triumph on the river Clydenc500-map

STOP PRESS !  Look what’s just appeared in my email:


With my mate Martin’s comment:”Some of us are STILL on dry January but I don’t grudge you English boys a wee dram of SMOKEY whatever your havin. Enjoy your Haggis and black puddin wae champit mash and a wee dod oh tumshie !!!!! CHEERS from the northern end oah I’m gaggin for a wee goldie branch…ahahahahahaha.”

How nice is that! Better have an extra glass of Whisky on Martin’s behalf. Perhaps one for Libby too  and ….


2 Responses to “The years flash by. It’s Burn’s Night again”

  1. Dave January 25, 2017 at 10:07 am #

    Looking forward to reading about your NC 500 trip. We are hoping to make the trip in April/May time in our campervan.

    • Dinkum January 25, 2017 at 3:02 pm #

      Thanks for commenting Dave. Please get in touch with your experiences. We won’t manage the trip until later in the year. We appreciate your contribution!

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