We twa hae paidl't i' the burn, Frae mornin' sun til dine:* But seas between us braid hae roar'd, Sin auld lang syne.
In one of Burns's own poems, The Cotter's Saturday Night, we get some idea of the simple home life these kindly God- fearing peasants led-- "November chill blaws loud wi' angry sugh;* The short'ning winter-day is near a close; The miry bests retreating frae the pleugh; The black'ning trains o' craws to their repose; The toil-worn Cotter Frae his labour goes, This night his weekly moil is at an end, Collects his spades, his mattocks, and his hoes, Hoping the morn in ease and rest to spend, And weary, o'er the moor, his course does hameward bend.
It's no canny to run frae London to the Black Sea wi' a wind ahint ye, as though the Deil himself were blawin' on yer sail for his ain purpose.
Some o' them, the Roumanians, came and asked me to heave overboard a big box which had been put on board by a queer lookin' old man just before we had started frae London.
Keep a secret if ye can frae
the pawky ears o' yer domestics in the servants' hall!--Eh!
There's nothin' like walkin' for miles intae the great Scottish countryside tae breathe in the fresh air, an' a' they ither smells that emanate frae
the local wildlife.
girders The Tay Estuary is straddled by two significant structures, the Tay Rail and Tay Road Bridges, Iglu Ski (igluski.com, Tel 0203 811 6381) offers a seven-night holiday to La Thuile in Italy, departing on March 18, 2018 from just PS246pp based on two sharing.
Bonner presented a rare, framed 10-inch disc recording of The Laddie Frae
Cardenden - a tribute to legendary Hoops keeper John Thomson - to the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden
"That weed you are looking at that is currently invading my mother's lawn," he told the bewildered Woman Frae
the Cooncil, "is a classic example of the injurious senecio jacobae and if you have haven't got rid of it within fourteen days I'll issue a writ!" "Can you do that?" she gasped as Lawnmower puffed out his chest and tippy-toed up to his full five-foot-three-inches in height.
Elford said: "Jed's one of the kindest, sweetest guys I know."