Anyone who watched the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on 23 July 2014 was left in no doubt whatsoever that the host nation was Scotland! I do wonder, however, what people from overseas made of the dancing tea cakes, while Scots all over the world were salivating at the very thought of these old favourites. Did you even get the reference?
The Scottish word “dreich” has no direct translation but it perfectly describes the weather on Wednesday: wet, grey, miserable… What better day to go out for a drive in my friend’s new car? Our journey took us along Loch Lomond, across to Arrochar and Loch Long then across the Rest and Be Thankful pass to Loch Fyne and Inveraray. Despite the weather it was a spectacular drive with the mist clinging on to the tree tops and the lochs the colour of unpolished pewter. Continue reading
Brian is my wee brother and, growing up, it was a family tradition to have these scrummy truffles on his birthday – 13 July. The recipe came from an old neighbour and is so simple and great fun to make with the wains as it can get awfy messy! Continue reading