Friday, 23 January 2015

Burn's Night

We don't know about you but by this point in January we are in need of a bit of a boost. 

The festive cheer is but a distant memory, as are our resolutions to stay out of the biscuit tin and start a detox/exercise plan/decluttering regime/self improvement scheme etc. So having a legitimate excuse to eat haggis and clapshot, munch shortbread, and drink whiskey is just what is needed to lift the spirits - if also accompanied by the reading of Robert Burn's poetry, some good fiddle tunes and perhaps even dancing we might even forget the howling wind and freezing rain outside!

So have a very happy Burn's night when it comes. We thought you might enjoy the following poem from the bard:

The Book Worms

Through and through the inspired leaves,
Ye maggots make your windings; 
But, oh! respect his lordships taste,
And spare his golden bindings.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Advent Quiz - the result!

Happy New Year to all our readers. 

We hope you enjoyed our Advent Quiz for 2014 - the answers have now been published on each day's post. 

Congratulations to our winner Carola Huttmann.

Carola, if you could email us at we will arrange to get your fabulous prize to you.