Monday, 1 August 2011

Haggis, Football & Baking!

Hi boys. Hope that you are all well and not missing me too much.
Sorry I have not posted recently but I have been doing so many great things. It has been a very busy time for me here in Scotland.
I told you that I ate Haggis. Well it is the national dish of Scotland but not everyone here likes it. I enjoyed it, even after hearing what was in it. It is the heart liver and lungs of a sheep mixed with oatmeal and seasoning and cooked in a sheep's stomach. I know it sounds disgusting but it tastes great.  Scotland’s most famous poet is called Rabbie Burns. I went to the house where he was born and I will post you photographs soon. He is so famous here that they have a special day where they celebrate his poems. They eat haggis and drink whisky. Haggis is eaten with mashed potato and mashed turnip. It is really funny because they call it Haggis, Neeps and Tatties.
They have different names for lots of things over here. An elevator is a lift. A sidewalk is a pavement, a freeway is a motorway and soccer is called football here. There are lots of others and I will tell you more when I remember them.
Football is the biggest sport in Scotland. They think it strange that in American football the players don’t use their feet. There are lots of teams in Scotland but the 2 biggest ones are Glasgow Rangers and Glasgow Celtic. Ian, who is Laineys’ husband likes Glasgow Rangers. In fact, one day he took me to Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow where they play.
Here is a photograph of me outside the gates.

It is a very famous team and is one of the oldest clubs in the world.
The team have a mascot called Broxie Bear. Here is a clip of him before a game started.
One day I helped Heather bake some cakes. It was great fun but a bit messy. I got flour on my lamp and hat and boots but it was worth it . Everything was really tasty.

It was really hard work and I had to sit down for a rest.
There was one moment that was so funny. I got some flour up my nose and it tickled so much, I sneezed. Look at what happened!!!
Well, I will let you know more of my adventures very soon.
Missing you all.