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My own little Burns Supper

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Neeps and tatties allright, and a little paprika beside. If haggis can be found in Stockholm, it is expensive I think, so I’ll have “Smålands isterband” which is somewhat similar but milder.

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January 25, 2015 at 18:53

Happy St. Andrew’s Night!

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November 29, 2012 at 22:04

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Happy Burns Night!

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I just found a Burns singer whom I like very much: Kev Thompson!

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January 25, 2012 at 00:36

Another Scottish election

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On June 30 there was a parliamentary election in UK regarding the constituency of Inverclyde in Scotland, where the MP, from Labour, had died. There is no succession plan for the UK parliament, so when one MP dies, resigns &c, a new one must be elected. The process is called by-election. Labour this time managed to retain the seat, but with much less majority than before. Blame it on the SNP!

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July 2, 2011 at 12:06

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Success for SNP in the Scottish election

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In the UK parliament since the 2010 election Labour has 41 of the 59 Scottish seats, and the Scottish National Party has 6. In the election for the Scottish parliament last Thursday SNP got 69 seats out of 129 (a gain of 22) and Labour got 37 (a loss of 9). Tories got 15 (losing 1) and Liberal Democrats got 5 (a loss of 11!). Has there been a great change of political opinions in just one year? Too early to say. But obviously a majority of Scots find it suitable to have a local party in power at home, rather than parties that take their orders from London. And what orders should they take, considering that the majority in London is unstable?

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May 8, 2011 at 21:52

For Auld Lang Syne

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The Burns Check was created for the Robert Burns 200 years celebration in 1959. In 2007 I bought the tie at Burns House in Dumfries.

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January 31, 2011 at 09:37

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Happy Burns Night!

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Tartan is popular all over the world. This tie from the sixties is made in Sweden. Cheers!

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January 25, 2011 at 12:58