There is a lot of stuff to put up here – I hope it all fits. Burns night was the week before, but we can celebrate a great Scottish poet anytime, so Thursday 29th January saw six of us from Wallingford play petanque with 12 others at Winnersh British Legion. We had fun, as usual, but the most important part of the day, which we were all looking forward to, was the Piping-in and the Address-to the Haggis. Charlie did the piping, Tom carried the dish. And here you can hear a 'real' Scot, addressing the haggis before we all set to and ate it with neeps and tatties and 'gravy'. Delicious. Thank you Anne for feeding us all. Gerry read a poem about the SatNav – had Robbie Burns been alive today I am sure he would have written a poem about such a device (well that's our excuse for reading it anyway) and, by the way - it was not written by Pam Ayres!
(In the video clip you see Anne handing out a translation of the Address for us Sassanachs).