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Virtual happenings

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jeni Sun 15-Jan-12 18:01:40

cpme on you Scottish lads and lassies, how about organising a virtual Burn's night? ( pedants is this aprostophy correct?)

greenmossgiel Sun 15-Jan-12 18:19:40

No jeni! His name was Robert Burns - so it's Burns' night! smile

jeni Sun 15-Jan-12 18:21:08

Thanks green!

greenmossgiel Sun 15-Jan-12 18:22:06

My pleasure! wink

Ariadne Sun 15-Jan-12 18:22:34

Oh no - married to an ex pat Scot - three lined up already.

jeni Sun 15-Jan-12 18:24:48

But wot abart us stuck at home while you lot are 7.5 reeling!

jeni Sun 15-Jan-12 18:26:28

And where is jingle

Annika Sun 15-Jan-12 18:30:11

Can us southern softies come.I think I might qualifty as my uncle married a lady from Scotland and my niece married a man who came from Scotland. She met him when he joined the SAS .
Oh and I have been on hoilday in Scotland I stayed in Grantown on Spey smile

jeni Sun 15-Jan-12 18:34:48

My late dh was born in Ardrossan. My brother lives north of Perth, my mother lived in bridge of earn until she died. I used to go to the burns ' society meetings and frolics when I lived in the midlands and have even given the response to the " to the lasses " toast!

bagitha Sun 15-Jan-12 18:38:57

Everyone can come to virtual happenings. I'll cook the haggi but bring your own veggie versions as I wouldn't want there to be a fight between the wild haggi and the (what are veggie haggi called?) other ones on the way.

Butternut Sun 15-Jan-12 18:42:40

vaggies baggy grin

Annobel Sun 15-Jan-12 18:42:56

Ardrossan! Me too. Many many many years ago....

A virtual Burns night. Great idea. We can bring on the witches again. I can remember most of Tam o'Shanter, but you Sassenachs might have trouble understanding it. Can I bring a veggie haggis if that isn't a contradiction in terms? And a wee dram?

Butternut Sun 15-Jan-12 18:43:35

I can bring that - it's all in the spices.

Annika Sun 15-Jan-12 18:43:45

I could bring some champit tatties and bashed neeps (mashed potatoes and turnip/swedes)smile

jeni Sun 15-Jan-12 18:43:46

I'll provide the whisky ( single malt of course) I can always dilute mine with vodka to hide the taste.

Butternut Sun 15-Jan-12 18:44:44

or I should say, vaggi (sounds rather rude though!)

Annika Sun 15-Jan-12 18:45:42

DH has some whisky he hasn't opened I will smuggle it out under my coat.

Butternut Sun 15-Jan-12 18:45:45

....beginning to think we may have a thread cross-over with that.......

greenmossgiel Sun 15-Jan-12 18:45:55

And who's going to be Poosie Nancy? Where on earth have I put my Burns' poetry book.....confused

jeni Sun 15-Jan-12 18:46:24

Tam o shanter. I had todo that for ENGLISH o level along with the Scottish play. I must say it gives a new meaning to nappygrin

Annobel Sun 15-Jan-12 18:48:22

jeni: Whisky diluted with vodka? Wash your mouth out at once - with neat malt of course.

jeni Sun 15-Jan-12 18:50:49

* green* try Mcgonnagal instead, he is more fun.

Annika Sun 15-Jan-12 18:54:25

We need someone who will pipe in the haggis, anyone play the pipes ?But hang on if they are virtual pipes I could give it a go ( might need to put virtual fingers in virtual ears) .
Also who will "address to a Haggis"hmm

kittylester Sun 15-Jan-12 18:55:29

Can I come too - my husband proposed after a Burns' Night Supper. I made him do it again next day (propose!!) when he was sober!! wink

Anne58 Sun 15-Jan-12 18:57:38

No Scottish connection at all, but I love haggis, and I'm rather fond of a large scotch and soda at the end of a working day. Do I qualify?

(I do realise that diluting the nectar is seen as a crime, but I can drink more that way!)