Burns Night

I’m a fan of Lorne sausage. It’s reliably good in my experience - unlike the traditional sausage which can be horribly crap.

Of course, you don’t often see square sausage here in Cheshire. However, we usually have a winter holiday in Tenerife where you come across Brit owned places that do the Full Scottish as well as the Full English. Given that choice, I’d usually go for the Scottish. My fave place for brekkie there includes bacon, black pudding, square sausage, fried egg, beans , potato cake and a choice of toast or fried bread. That’ll be the fried bread, of course.


My mum’s from Gatley, so yes some NW heritage. She might disown me if she sees this.

Me too.


Looks like some nice California wine !

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Is there for honest Poverty
That hings his head, an’ a’ that;
The coward-slave, we pass him by,
We dare be poor for a’ that!
For a’ that, an’ a’ that.
Our toils obscure an’ a’ that,
The rank is but the guinea’s stamp,
The Man’s the gowd for a’ that.

What though on hamely fare we dine,
Wear hoddin grey, an’ a that;
Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine;
A Man’s a Man for a’ that:
For a’ that, and a’ that,
Their tinsel show, an’ a’ that;
The honest man, tho’ e’er sae poor,
Is king o’ men for a’ that.

Ye see yon birkie ca’d a lord,
Wha struts, an’ stares, an’ a’ that,
Tho’ hundreds worship at his word,
He’s but a coof for a’ that.
For a’ that, an’ a’ that,
His ribband, star, an’ a’ that,
The man o’ independent mind,
He looks an’ laughs at a’ that.

A Prince can mak a belted knight,
A marquis, duke, an’ a’ that!
But an honest man’s aboon his might –
Guid faith, he mauna fa’ that!
For a’ that, an’ a’ that,
Their dignities, an’ a’ that,
The pith o’ Sense an’ pride o’ Worth
Are higher rank than a’ that.

Then let us pray that come it may,
As come it will for a’ that,
That Sense and Worth, o’er a’ the earth
Shall bear the gree an’ a’ that.
For a’ that, an’ a’ that,
It’s comin yet for a’ that,
That Man to Man the warld o’er
Shall brithers be for a’ that.


Robbie’s influence is everywhere