Month: July 2008

And you thought haggis was strange

People show up at the little grocery tents to pick up the Scottish delights that are so difficult to find around here throughout the rest of the year. Some of the foods don’t surprise me in the least, such as the canned haggis (and vegetarian haggis), shortbread cookies, marmite, and Irn-Bru (like orange soda but …

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The Original Marching Bands

Part of the ritual of the Highland games is the massing of the bands. At moment’s like these, it is not difficult to understand why the bagpipes were considered weapons of war. The piper in the blue and green kilt below is Tyrone. He is the Pipe Major for the Elliot Bay Pipe Band and …

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Lattes and Lipstick and Recipes and Love

Tricia at Shout brought this story to my attention and I want to repeat it here to do my part in helping spread the word. Gina of Lattes and Lipstick (which I’m adding to my rss reader right now) is raising money to pay for her husband’s cancer treatment by compiling and selling an eBook …

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PNW Highland Games 2008

This weekend Mr. H, The Outlaw Baker (my little brother, Timmy), and I attended the PNW Highland Games. Mr. H was not competing this year so our presence at the games was entirely for the purpose of listening to some loud music eating a lot of food (no haggis this year, we couldn’t handle the …

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Bird on a Wire

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