Monday 25 January 2010

Burns Night

We celebrated Burns Night in style. In the morning Donna held a Scottish themed chat club. One guess for what Monica most associates with Scotland - Whisky!

After a lunch of haggis, skirlie mirlie (mashed potato and turnip with milk and butter) and bashed neeps, Gordon, our resident Scot, dressed very smartly for the occasion in his Mackenzie tartan. Ken also dressed for the occasion but in more of a light-hearted manner - more of a naughty schoolboy look! We sang Scottish songs and Ken sang and recited poetry, some of which needed translation by Gordon. Since we'd already eaten the haggis we 'piped in' some shortbread to go with a cup of tea.