HOMECOMING YEAR 2009

#1
Forget yer Sunday Roast...

It's Haggis, Tatties n Neeps thi day!!!

Dinny forget yer C.ock a Leekie soup, nor yer Cranachan and oatcakes n cheese to finish. Veggies can have TUC or cheesie biscuits...

And if yer havn a few drams it has to be the Macallan.

Whaes like us?....
 
#2
The Soldier's Return[align=center]

When wild war's deadly blast was blawn,
And gentle peace returning,
Wi' mony a sweet babe fatherless,
And mony a widow mourning;
I left the lines and tented field,
Where lang I'd been a lodger,
My humble knapsack a' my wealth,
A poor and honest sodger.

A leal, light heart was in my breast,
My hand unstain'd wi' plunder;
And for fair Scotia hame again,
I cheery on did wander:
I thought upon the banks o' Coil,
I thought upon my Nancy,
I thought upon the witching smile
That caught my youthful fancy.

At length I reach'd the bonie glen,
Where early life I sported;
I pass'd the mill and trysting thorn,
Where Nancy aft I courted:
Wha spied I but my ain dear maid,
Down by her mother's dwelling!
And turn'd me round to hide the flood
That in my een was swelling.

Wi' alter'd voice, quoth I, "Sweet lass,
Sweet as yon hawthorn's blossom,
O! happy, happy may he be,
That's dearest to thy bosom:
My purse is light, I've far to gang,
And fain would be thy lodger;
I've serv'd my king and country lang-
Take pity on a sodger."

Sae wistfully she gaz'd on me,
And lovelier was than ever;
Quo' she, "A sodger ance I lo'ed,
Forget him shall I never:
Our humble cot, and hamely fare,
Ye freely shall partake it;
That gallant badge-the dear cockade,
Ye're welcome for the sake o't."

She gaz'd-she redden'd like a rose -
Syne pale like only lily;
She sank within my arms, and cried,
"Art thou my ain dear Willie?"
"By him who made yon sun and sky!
By whom true love's regarded,
I am the man; and thus may still
True lovers be rewarded.

"The wars are o'er, and I'm come hame,
And find thee still true-hearted;
Tho' poor in gear, we're rich in love,
And mair we'se ne'er be parted."
Quo' she, "My grandsire left me gowd,
A mailen plenish'd fairly;
And come, my faithfu' sodger lad,
Thou'rt welcome to it dearly!"

For gold the merchant ploughs the main,
The farmer ploughs the manor;
But glory is the sodger's prize,
The sodgerpppp's wealth is honor:
The brave poor sodger ne'er despise,
Nor count him as a stranger;
Remember he's his country's stay,
In day and hour of danger.[/align]
 
#5
vvaannmmaann said:
Does this mean all the Sweaty Socks will go back over the border,and stay there?

Please make it so.
And leave ye un-educated??? Have ye nae culture??

Yer signature block says it all... lmao

aulder but nae wiser.....
 
#7
vvaannmmaann said:
Can you do your threads with sub-titles,please.Thank you.
And leave you un-educated by jove!!??

Have you no culture my good man???

Your signature block says it all, old chap.

As i said before..

*cough* Aulder but nae wiser :D !!!

Top-hole, what?? Absolutely capital!!!

Gawd Bless Flanagan n Allen, Dickie henderson n Arthur Askie :D :D

edited to add; how Passport to Pimlico didny get an Oscar, I'll never know..
 
#8
Haggis Heads the Menu in Helmand


A Scots soldier has ensured Burns Night will be honoured by about 800 service personnel in Afghanistan this weekend.

Colour Sgt Scottie Lamont, of Sanquhar, in Dumfries and Galloway, has been the driving force behind marking the 250th anniversary of the poet's birth.

Troops will sit down to haggis, neeps and tatties at the Task Force Helmand HQ in Lashkar Gah on Sunday.

Sgt Lamont said he hoped the food, music and poetry would bring a "piece of home to Afghanistan".

The Ministry of Defence said that "operational tempo" meant a full traditional celebration was not possible and no whisky would be on offer.

However, it is expected about 800 service personnel will sit down to a Burns-themed evening.

'Spirit of Burns'

The camp's galley tent will be covered in Saltires and bagpipe music will be played before the traditional meal is served.

Copies of readings and poems will also be given out to "keep the spirit of Burns alive".

Sgt Lamont said: "25 January is our chance to uphold the tradition of Burns Night and reflect on the great passion of the man.

"A time to bring a piece of home to Afghanistan and remember that the qualities of Robert Burns are the qualities that still run through us today.

"As he said then, as we are now - shall brithers be for a'that."
 
#9
Many thanks for posting that Fair Maid fi Perth.

To see us as ithers see us eh?? The world is missing out on a cultural gem if they dinny join in.

A man's a man for aw that.. n wummin well.. a wummins a wummin for aw that anaw, as well n trannies tae.

As the song in jesus christ superstar/spoap star says "tae ken him is tae blow him".

If Abraham Lincoln n Barrack Hussein Obama can clue intae it...

When will other folk learn?? :D
 
#10
Sparky2339 said:
vvaannmmaann said:
Can you do your threads with sub-titles,please.Thank you.
And leave you un-educated by jove!!??

Have you no culture my good man???

Your signature block says it all, old chap.

As i said before..

*cough* Aulder but nae wiser :D !!!

Top-hole, what?? Absolutely capital!!!

Gawd Bless Flanagan n Allen, Dickie henderson n Arthur Askie :D :D

edited to add; how Passport to Pimlico didny get an Oscar, I'll never know..
Are you still living in 1943? Oh,you're in Edinburgh,of course you are.
 
#11
vvaannmmaann said:
Sparky2339 said:
vvaannmmaann said:
Can you do your threads with sub-titles,please.Thank you.
And leave you un-educated by jove!!??

Have you no culture my good man???

Your signature block says it all, old chap.

As i said before..

*cough* Aulder but nae wiser :D !!!

Top-hole, what?? Absolutely capital!!!

Gawd Bless Flanagan n Allen, Dickie henderson n Arthur Askie :D :D

edited to add; how Passport to Pimlico didny get an Oscar, I'll never know..
Are you still living in 1943? Oh,you're in Edinburgh,of course you are.
Embra!!! Embra??? Oh.. aye.. ermm. welll... *cough* mea culpa mea culpa.

I may sound posh, as if I live in the suburb known as Morningside, but I reside atwixt the bridges of the Forth, on the south side. Edinburgh is easier for google-less folk to pin point.

I can remember when wireless meant WIRELESS, never mind yer lap top shennigans!!!!!!!!!

Radio Luxembourg and Helvetica (I had them as type faces on word perfect I'm sure too) on the sideboard radiogram.

When we bought a "man portable" suitcase record player (78, 45 n 33 rpm) wi stacking capability we thocht we were the bees knees...

It's just a pity we didny have electricity at the time.....
 
#12
This has been fun,but the dog won't walk herself.
Enjoy your Burn's Night,and have a dram for the boy's and girl's who won't be able to!
Out.
 
#13
Traditional Easy To Make Atholl Brose Recipe

This easy to make Atholl Brose recipe can be made in a few minutes and can be made on the day it is to be drunk but tastes much better if stored for a week.



Ingredients For Atholl Brose

One bottle of Scotch whisky
10 fluid ounces (Half Pint) of double cream
450g of clear Scottish honey
The whites of six large eggs
One handful of fine ground oatmeal



Directions To Make Atholl Brose

1. Soak the oatmeal with the Scotch whisky and set aside.

2. Beat the egg whites until they become stiff.

3. Fold the cream into the egg white mixture.

4. Add the honey.

5. Blend in the whisky and oatmeal mixture at a slow but steady pace.

6. Pour the liquid into some bottles and set aside for one week. Shake each bottle of Atholl Brose each day.
 
#14
vvaannmmaann said:
This has been fun,but the dog won't walk herself.
Enjoy your Burn's Night,and have a dram for the boy's and girl's who won't be able to!
Out.
Cheers Vvaannmmaann :D Slainte!!!!

To absent friends...

p.s.

Get yersel a Border Collie, when yer hungover they'll nip oot the back n do their biz in 30 seconds [5 mins if yer soft wi them] n comfort you in yer misery.

When yer giving it big zzzzz's in the chair they'll chew yer slippers n sh.ag yer leg.. but apart fi that they're the mutts nutts. :D
 
#15
Address tae a fart


Oh what a sleekit horrible beastie
Lurks in yer belly efter the feastie
As ye sit doon amongst yer kin
There sterts tae stir an enormous win'


The neeps an' tatties an' mushy peas
Stert workin' like a gentle breeze
But soon the puddin' wi' the sonsie face
Will have ye blawin' a' ower the place.


Nae matter whit the hell ye dae
A'body's gonnae hae tae pay
Even if ye try tae stifle
It's like a bullet oot o' a rifle

Haud yer bum tight tae the chair
Tae try an' stop the leakin' air
Shift yersel fae cheek tae cheek
Pray tae God it disnae reek.

But aw yer efforts gan asunder
Oot it comes like a clap o' thunder
Ricochets aroon' the room
Michty me! A sonic boom

God Almichty, it fairly reeks!
Hope I huvnae s**t ma breeks!
Tae the bog ah'd better scurry,
Ach, whit the hell, it's no ma worry.

A'body roon aboot me chokin'
Yin or twa were nearly boakin'
I'll feel better for a while
Cannae help but raise a smile.

Wis him! I shout with accusin' glower,
las! Too late! He's just keeled ower
Ye dirty bugger, they shout and stare
A didnae feel welcome ony mair

Where e'r ye be let yer wind gan free
Sounds like just the job for me
Whit a fuss at Rabbie's party
Ower the sake o' one wee farty.
 
#17
Sparky if sweaty offers you a glass of milk ask him if the carton was fresh or unopened. If it is UHT decline sharpish.
 
#18
tiger stacker said:
Sparky if sweaty offers you a glass of milk ask him if the carton was fresh or unopened. If it is UHT decline sharpish.
I learned a long time ago to drink ma coff/tea black, hoat n sweet... Nae milk.

I blame the orphanage..., but salty tea isny just an auld Argyll laugh :D

Granulated Sugar in the gonk bag was a new one!!!!

If milk curdles leave it for a fortnight n ye'll huv yoghurt (if ye ken the simple magic ingredient).

If ye dinny ken yer a lemon!!!!
 
#19
Cheers for that sparky very helpfull. just checkin it works
 
#20
sweatysock said:
Traditional Easy To Make Atholl Brose Recipe

This easy to make Atholl Brose recipe can be made in a few minutes and can be made on the day it is to be drunk but tastes much better if stored for a week.



Ingredients For Atholl Brose

One bottle of Scotch whisky
10 fluid ounces (Half Pint) of double cream
450g of clear Scottish honey
The whites of six large eggs
One handful of fine ground oatmeal



Directions To Make Atholl Brose

1. Soak the oatmeal with the Scotch whisky and set aside.

2. Beat the egg whites until they become stiff.

3. Fold the cream into the egg white mixture.

4. Add the honey.

5. Blend in the whisky and oatmeal mixture at a slow but steady pace.

6. Pour the liquid into some bottles and set aside for one week. Shake each bottle of Atholl Brose each day.
You need to strain the liquid through a pair of tights before you bottle it.
 
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