Friday, 25 January 2013

Offally good!






Today was the birthday of Robert Burns and as is traditional here in Scotland, we have been doing a few things to celebrate:

. Miss M made a little figurine of Robert Burns using a loo roll tube and I think it bears a canny resemblance to the famous poet! We have also been enjoying some songs and rhymes from the book you can see in the photograph.

. At school, they are learning all about their country and it's traditions and legends. This week's homework was to make a sculpture of Nessie the Loch Ness Monster using materials found at home. Miss M made hers out of salt dough and a piece of wood for the loch. She is very proud of her Nessie!

. Miss M's hair tied with a tartan ribbon for school this morning.

. Shortbread was baked and enjoyed. Recipe from this fantastic book.

. Finally, haggis, neeps and tatties for tonight's dinner! Traditionally served with a wee nip of whiskey to toast the bard, but none of that here as we are both working early in the morning!




  1. Hello, just found your blog from Andamento's - your user name caught my eye :-).

    My 9 yr-old son's homework this week was comparing Tam O'Shantee with an Oor Wullie Strip, 'Wull O'Shanter' ("Tam drinks beer but Wullie drinks Irn Bru" was one answer). I love it when they do fun stuff like that :-).

    I'm enjoying reading back through your blog, especially as I have a six-year-old Miss M as well!

  2. I love the loo roll Robbie Burns and Nessie - looks like your daughter has inherited your crafting talent. And she has the most beautiful hair! Glad you enjoyed your own mini Burns Night. x

  3. Happy Burn's night! Hope you had a good one. x

  4. Happy Burn's night to you! It looks like a lot of fun. I've enjoyed learning about the celebrations on blogs this week, it's not a tradition I know a lot about.

    Gillian x


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