Burns night dinner and a perfect pick me up breakfast

We were invited to our neighbours for a Burns night dinner. Burns night is an event to celebrate the Scottish poet Robert Burns and they typically include haggis with neeps and tatties (translation – swede and potato), Scotch whisky and reciting one or more of Burns poems. They had a fantastic haggis from Macsween, their’s … Continue reading


20 hours in Glasgow and a Scottish breakfast

I do some travel for work and sometimes the flights and my meeting times don’t quite match. This week I had a meeting and it worked out easier to head up the night before. I arrived at the hotel at about 9.45 PM and was absolutely starving. I stayed at the Crown Plaza and decided … Continue reading

Not a haggis in sight in Scotland!

I went to Scotland on business, not a long trip but arrived in the evening of January 25th, the official Burns night. I expected the hotel (that has an ok restaurant) to at least have something with haggis, quite a versatile product, but I also read in a Scottish Daily newspaper that the English eat … Continue reading

Peparing for the Year of the Dragon and celebrating Burns

Yesterday we went to a friend’s house to celebrate the Scottish poet Robert Burns. For starter we were treated to cock a leekie soup. Very light and lovely. This was followed by haggis with neeps and tatties (translated to English that is mash potato with mash swede) with our host reading a Robert Burns poem … Continue reading