What’s New, Pussycats?

I know my writings have been few and far between lately. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with something new and exciting or even worthwhile to write about. Sometimes, it’s just that I get doing mundane everyday things, that I either forget to write, or just don’t allow myself the time to do it. AndContinue reading “What’s New, Pussycats?”

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Wordy Wednesday

Funny Scottish Words So, in keeping with the Rabbie Burns celebrations, I thought I’d offer up a sampling of funny Scottish words, slang and phrases. So, here goes. The first one is one of my personal favourites… Haud yer wheesht! (Be quiet. You can also shorten it to just Wheesssht!) Blether (noun: a blether isContinue reading “Wordy Wednesday”

A Toast To Rabbie Burns

So, anyone who has any type of connection to Scotland, Scottish roots, family ties, whatever…knows that tomorrow, January 25th, we celebrate the birth of Scotland’s Bard, Robert (Rabbie) Burns. And this year, January 25th also marks the 6-month anniversary of the day I left Canada to return to Scotland for good. During his short life,Continue reading “A Toast To Rabbie Burns”

Scottish legend of the enchanted ‘Faery’ bagpipes of Kinlochmoidart

Not everyone has a fondness for bagpipes, but I do. And an appetite for Scottish history. Even more so for interesting and little known details that are not common knowledge. So, with that in mind, here is a story I discovered about the “faery pipes”. Made by a MacIntyre piper more than 800 years ago,Continue reading “Scottish legend of the enchanted ‘Faery’ bagpipes of Kinlochmoidart”

How To Celebrate The Winter Solstice Like The Ancients

I love the ancient traditions of my ancestors. Christmas-time, Yule or Winter Solstice, whichever you prefer to call it and celebrate, is a magical time of the year! I stumbled upon this article, and thought I’d share it here with everyone. Some of the traditions listed, my parents did when I was young, and IContinue reading “How To Celebrate The Winter Solstice Like The Ancients”

A Fishy Tale

I was recently asked to be interviewed online by a tropical fish enthusiast acquaintance of mine, for his Facebook aquarium group. He was doing a collection of group member profiles. I have been in the fish hobby and business since I was 11 or 12 years old, and was happy to participate. I thought I’dContinue reading “A Fishy Tale”

Happy Hallowe’en

Also known as Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, or All Saints Eve. It is celebrated on October 31st in many countries around the world. It is associated with pumpkin carving, trick or treating, scary movies and ghost stories. But what is it really? Where did it come from? The ancient Celts celebrated a Pagan festival theyContinue reading “Happy Hallowe’en”

Friday Funny

Alexa (R), You Crack Me Up! It’s been awhile since I did one of these. Not that my life doesn’t have humour in it. Living with two kittens provides loads of funny moments. But this morning, it was Amazon’s Alexa that was a source of entertainment for me. I recently purchased the Echo Dot, afterContinue reading “Friday Funny”

A Few Things I’ve Learned In Scotland

People are friendly and obliging. If you ask for directions, and your destination isn’t too far, don’t be surprised if the person offers you a lift. Roundabouts can be scary! And if you’re taking driving lessons, you can be dang sure your instructor is going to make you drive around at least one of them!Continue reading “A Few Things I’ve Learned In Scotland”

Who Has The Nicest Butt? (Artistically Speaking…)

Social Media can either be useful and educational, or totally annoying and useless. But you can be guaranteed a laugh on a regular basis. I don’t even remember how I found this page, but it was definitely a link from one of the social media channels. Whether or not you have an appreciation for art,Continue reading “Who Has The Nicest Butt? (Artistically Speaking…)”