.... and indeed it was braw for our Rabbie Burns Night Dinner, it was -12C outside.
Scotland's favourite son and poet, Rabbie Burns, was born in Alloway, Scotland, on January 25, 1759, and this year celebrates 253 years since his birth. He died in Dumfries, Scotland, on July 21, 1796.
Robert Burns' acquaintances held the first Burns' supper on July 21,
the anniversary of his death, in Ayrshire, Scotland, in the late 1700s.
The date was later changed to January 25, which marks his birthday.
And what's the best way to celebrate a birthday? Well, have a party, of course. And that's exactly what Scots all over the world (and wannabe Scots, like me) do every
Sorry, no photos of the fabulous food, I was too busy enjoying my dinner to take pictures, but you can see a sample of previous Burns Dinner delights here and here
And it's not only the tradition of food and drink. There's poetry, song and dance too. These young ladies demonstrated the Hornpipe and Highland Dance.
Auld Lang Syne. Won't you join us next year? Planning has already started for our Burns Night 2013!