Thursday, January 18, 2007

Burns Night Approacheth

January 25 is Robert Burns Night. Becky called my attention to it, and, bless her heart, she suggested that we have a Burns Supper! Aye! What a wonderful idea! Just when I thought that lassie of mine was trying to discourage me in my Scottish fixation!

What is a Burns Supper, ask ye? If you hit the link above, you'll see that it's a great load of fun, paying respect to Robert Burns, the father of Romanticism and national poet of Scotland. The evening starts off with paying homage to the requisite haggis, with lots of whisky drinking and toasts all round--toasts to the haggis, toasts to the lassies, toasts to the laddies, toasts to the guests, toasts to the hosts. Lots of toasts which require lots of whisky.

After the dinner of haggis, neeps and tatties is served, and dessert is consumed, the guests take turns reading Burns poetry. Which requires more whisky.

Of course, I'll be wearing the kilt. If this all sounds like fun to you, let me know and maybe I will send you an invitation! Be sure to bring your kilt and plaids!


gaz. arrggg! said...

i absolutely adore haggis, i must ask wifey to get some in.
they're having a Burns night at her school tonight so i know how much fun they can be. sad thing is we're not going this year.

Scott said...

You could always hop the pond and join our celebration. We'll definitely have haggis! (A nice lamb and beef haggis.)

Sandi said...

What exactly is aggis? It sounds positively disgusting - does it involve innards????

Scott said...

Haggis, mother dear, is a lovely blend of lungs, kidneys, heart, liver, beef suet, oats and spices. Delicious!

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