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Burns Night

January 28, 2013

On Friday we celebrated our first Burns Night! Neither of us are Scottish, but we decided that we don’t really need an excuse to eat haggis so we went for it. I may have gone a bit too far and bought tartan fabric, compiled a playlist filled with Scottish classics, brought the haggis out to bagpipes and ended the night with a round of Auld Langs Syne. It was so much fun!

At the weekend I had a meeting in the morning, and then spent the afternoon picking up a couple more gifts for my Mum’s birthday before hopping on a bus to my parent’s house. Well, that was the plan. Apparently the traffic was so awful in the city that all the buses were delayed/cancelled/diverted. Really!? After a 45 minute wait in the cold a bus finally turned up, but stopped short, far before it was supposed to. Thankfully my Dad came and rescued me! I came home to a warm house, a sweet potato and bean curry lovingly cooked by my motherbear and some home-made flapjacks and strawberries for pudding! Perfect. After dinner I slipped into a big bubble bath with a magazine and finally warmed up and relaxed. I really miss having a bath – I hope that when we move, our new place has a bath!

On Sunday we drove to my grandparent’s house in west london and I got to see my grandma for the first time in aaaages. She’s in a care home and I don’t get to visit her nearly as often as I should. In the evening we went out for a meal at our favourite Greek restaurant to celebrate my Mum’s birthday and the food was incredible; lovely houmous and a giant plate of grilled vegetables, rice, potatoes and salad. Yum!

I’m back to reality now, and it’s time to catch up with emails, work and kitty cuddles. This evening is DanceFit and finally spending some time with Trout! I haven’t seen him since Saturday morning, too long!

How was your weekend? Did you celebrate Burn’s Night?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2013 12:45 pm

    awww your journey sounded like a total nightmare! it was soooo cold! it sounds like you had a wonderful weekend though (apart from being trout-less) xxx

    • January 29, 2013 7:44 am

      I suppose it could have been worse – I was just tired and wanted to be at home! x

  2. January 28, 2013 1:37 pm

    Heheee that’s so cute that you celebrated Burns Night! I didn’t even know it was Burns Night until you mentioned it on Twitter! Sounds like you had a fun evening and if you’re going to do it, you might aswell do it properly eh?! :)
    Urgh that is one thing that I do not miss about the city…traffic, transport etc…what are nightmare!

    • January 29, 2013 7:44 am

      I know… when I’m at my parents it feels like the middle of nowhere, but at least there is only one set of traffic lights in the town, and you can park wherever you like!

  3. January 28, 2013 4:24 pm

    There’s nothing like a cozy little weekend at home (even if it takes a million years to actually get there!). Your weekend sounds so relaxing, and delicious. Home-made flapjacks? You lucky girl.


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