Scotch, haggis and Robert Burns

For the second year in a row, Craig and I celebrated “Burns Night” with some of our friends. Burns Night is a birthday celebration for the Scottish poet, Robert Burns. There are 8 in our group and we take up most of the rooms at the Pelican Inn, where the party is held.

Our celebration starts when we all dress up and then attend the birthday dinner. We’re treated to a typical Scottish meal, which includes haggis. Admittedly, haggis is an acquired taste, but both Craig and I really like it. In addition to the delicious food and the plentiful scotch, we get to see Scottish dancers and listen to some great bagpipe music. There’s an emcee for the evening and he reads a few of Burns’ poems, especially his Address to a Haggis.

We had a terrific time this year and look forward to our next Burns Night celebration in January.

Men in kilts

» The boys looking handsome in their kilts. From left to right: Craig, Harley Welch and Dave Nelson. «


» Our bagpiper, Lynne Miller «

Pelican Inn snug room

» The gang in the snug room at the Pelican Inn. From left to right: Harley Welch, Dave Nelson, Laura Seccombe, Phyllis and Deb Welch. «


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