Land o’ Cakes

Morning, everyone. Hope you are all very well and looking after each other. The whole team here is fine, and we feel extremely grateful for our internet connections and well-established methods of remote working. Sam is at the warehouse, in happy solitude, and will continue shipping anything you order, both locally and internationally, as long…

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Address to a Haggis

We enjoyed a tasty January 25th supper last night, and thought you might like to hear our friend Ivor addressing the haggis in wonted fashion. The text of Burn’s poem is below, for those who are interested. Apologies for my shaky camerawork. Address to a Haggis Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o’…

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Gie her a haggis

I’ve been marking Burns-themed exam scripts today, so this evening’s supper feels quite timely. This particularly sonsie incarnation comes from Crombies. May I heartily recommend the ‘great chieftan o the puddin race’ to those of you on the other side of the Atlantic who have been denied the pleasures of Scottish offal for the past…

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a parliament of owls . . . and a competition

I promise this will be the last owl-related post . . at least for a while . . . but I just had to show you this version of the sweater, made and worn with great style and aplomb by my friend Kate B, who, along with Hannah, was one of the pattern’s original test…

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Wee, sleeket, cowran, tim’rous . . .

. . . beasties* Courtesy of the design genius that is Ysolda, may I present Mousie: a beastie you can knit up in a couple of hours. Such a deft pattern! Such a neat, wee mouse! I liked the first one so much I had to make another. Jesus, as you can see, is not…

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