Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Lang May Your Lum Reek! A bit of Scottish trivia for 2009!

****Update - I should have explained; the dark haired thing, I think, is to do with the proximity of Scotland to Scandinavia and bands of marauding Vikings. This may be why Scots would not be best pleased at someone  blonde trying to shoulder into their houses in the wee, small hours!***** 

Here it is: I should probably warn you I'm not looking my best, and I'm sounding even posher than usual; but the sentiment is genuine, and I'm not going to get another chance, so it'll have to do!
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23 comments:

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

"Baroness," what a lovely post you made! Of course we enjoy the accent and the little cultural enlightenment. I have to say that yours is the most intrinsically interesting so far! I'm so glad you decided to join us. Have fun blog hopping, and I can't wait to share "Lang May Your Lum Reek" with my friends tomorrow evening as we celebrate!

Sara@ Butterville said...

I just learned something in another langauge that didn't come from Dora the Explorer!
Cool.
I love hearing about other "things"
We americans get spoiled (in more ways then one...but I love going out of country to learn from places other then where I live. Sometimes it doesn't even have to be out of the country. I can talk to Texans, or the girls in NOLA. No that's different for me too. Thanks for sharing. What happens if a blonde gets through the door first?

Robin Lambright said...

Beautiful video.

I had actually heard about this tradition before but I did not know that it had a name.

Love it!

Blessings
Robin

Growin' with it! said...

such wonderful meanings and your accent is beautiful! nice to meet you.
happy new year to you as well,
linda

Julie said...

Baroness, What a LOVELY accent you have. I could sit and listen to you all day!

It's nice to meet you. I came from Linda's blog..

Julie

Julie said...

Baroness, What a LOVELY accent you have. I could sit and listen to you all day!

It's nice to meet you. I came from Linda's blog..

Julie

Elizabeth Bonds said...

I love this vlog so much. My Grandfather, Father, and I have been researching our ancestry for years and years now. My Dad's family is from Scotland, Ireland, and England. I have been so interested in learning more about my heritage and ancestry. This video was perfect. I truly learned something, and I just love it.

Mom To Six said...

I loved learning something new!

Happy New Year!

Ohilda

Kim said...

Love the cultural tidbits in your "posh" accent :-) Although my British friends insist it's us yanks who have the funny accent.
Very cute vlog!

Chatty Kelly said...

Your video was great, I love your voice. So pretty! And I read your profile, and it was hysterical!

Happy New Year to you too!

Carol said...

Okay, you get my vote for the coolest ISWYS. That was some very cool New Year's trivia. Love it!

Makes me want to hunt down a dark headed Scotsman (or woman) to invite over on New Year's to eat black-eyed peas with us. (American tradition.)

Heather of the EO said...

Hey lady! I love that I just got to see and hear you. So much fun. And educational too :) love it!

Becoming Me said...

I loved "meeting" you and watching your nice video. Your accent rocks.

Deven said...

Great post! I look forward to coming back and reading more. I have never heard of this tradition. What kinds of things do you bring?

Becky said...

I couldn't hear your video very well but I picked up on the accent and I think you are lovely. I see the blue tinsel on your tree... I like my blue Christmas too. :-)

sara said...

That was wonderful! I love learning about traditions!

And like everyone else, I really loved listening to your accent!

Lang May Your Lum Reek, Baroness!!!

Greg C said...

Oh my word. I love your accent. Thanks for telling us about the tradition. My wife is Irish and she is dying to come over to visit the land of her ancestors.

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Could we switch accents? Love it! And the bit of trivia too.

Phyllis@Aimless Conversation said...

Lang may your lum reek as well! Cheers!

Mocha with Linda said...

Love your accent! Such a bonnie lass you are!

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

Very interesting! I love your accent! Thanks so much for sharing.

skoots1mom said...

a beautiful lass...thanks for the info...
happy new year!!

Beverly Lewis said...

I'm so gla d I stopped by. I enjoyed your vlog and your blog alot! I'll be back for more. We just moved my daughter into a furnished apartment on Tuesday and most of the furnsihings are new Ikea. I had never heard of that until Tuesday but it is wonderful. Happy New Year.