Happy St. Andrew’s Day

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Portencross Castle, Ayrshire

Happy St. Andrew’s Day!

If it was as popular in the USA as St. Patrick’s Day we’d all be eating Haggis, tablet and drinking Irn-bru today, but it’s not. So guess I’ll be celebrating with a wee cup of tea instead…

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Doing exceedingly Scottish things

Last week was a bummer… but Friday night lifted it out of the doldrums!

Love me a good concert, especially when I can be patriotic and let my Ninja-Scottishness come out. Heck, I was even up dancing – not the Highland Fling although I CAN do it, but I’m still all stookied up with my broken wrist (that’s MY excuse and I’m sticking to it!) Anyway, brilliant concert Friday evening, if you ever get the chance to go see The Red Hot Chilli Pipers you should definitely go! My American friends also thought it was fantastic, so you don’t have to be Scottish to appreciate them.

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers bagrocking

As an aside, I was there with my husband and daughter, who both laughed at me because I took my wee flag on a stick with me (it’s about 30cm) Did I even get to wave my flag once??? Naw, I didnae! Because they both waved it non-stop the whole evening!!!

Not quite a ceilidh but a pretty good party nonetheless. “Heuch!”

Things that make me smile…

You just knew it was going to be a photograph of my dog, didn’t you?

Well, he makes me smile – and at the moment I could do with a big smile. Anyway he was cute as a puppy, so here’s my ‘Throwback Thursday’ photograph. =)

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There’s no such thing as a stick too big!

“Can I speak to the manager”…. haircut!?!

Have you ever heard of a “Can I speak to the manager?” haircut?

Nah, me neither. But apparently I now have one according to my teenage son. I googled it and it’s an actual thing. Not a particulary GOOD thing to have mind you…

Last week in a brain-freeze moment (NOT a mid-life crisis as son calls it) I got my hairdresser to chop all my hair off. Now in today’s world that’s a pretty shallow thing to blog about. But then again I haven’t been this short since I used to get mistaken for a boy all the time!

Anyway now with my ‘Speak-to-the-manager’ haircut and ‘resting-bitch-face’ (yep, daughter added that one in the mix too) I think I might as well go order my cardigan and knitting patterns.

"Who's a pretty boy then?"
“Who’s a pretty boy then?”

Death by chocolate

Uh-oh…. Walgreens have brought in their Christmas chocolate boxes already. Last year I discovered that their no-name-brand box of chocolates tastes EXACTLY like Thorntons Classic Collection (Thorntons is a UK chocolate manufacturer American friends) This is a B-I-G mistake. There’s still 7 weeks to go till Christmas, not to mention after Christmas when they sell them off cheap! (Last year I didn’t discover them till afterwards, but I still managed to buy 5 boxes!)  I’m going to have to restrict myself to one box a week from now till they’re gone. Why can’t America make good chocolate? (Coz it’s all Hershey, even Cadbury – I’m answering my own question here!) Anyway good friends, go buy them and save me from eating them all myself and death by chocolate….

Yes, there are 4 missing. Yes, twas I!
Yes, there are 4 missing. Yes, twas I.

PS. If anyone from Walgreens Head Office happens to read this I’ll accept all payments for endorsing your products in chocolate currency.