A belated Burn’s Night Celebration
10 February 2010 | Lagos
Lesley and Andy from Glasgow returned from their Christmas/ Hogmanay break in the UK complete with 3 haggises or is the correct plural haggii? It was past the appointed date of 25th January but so what. There were 8 of us attending and we all had a haggis to cook on our boats as large scale catering on a boat can be tricky! Lesley prepared all the vegetables - neeps and tatties (mashed turnip and potatoes. Of course North of Hadrian’s Wall turnip is swede unlike the whitish root vegetable we think of as a turnip further south! We also had a soup and dessert which was Portuguese rather than Scottish.
Lesley wore a tartan skirt and Andy did a valiant job of addressing the haggis - “great chieftain other puddin race” etc. I must say the haggis tasted better than the ones I ate as a child because my father was a Scotsman. We had a good time which went on for some of us till well after midnight. The wine and whisky flowed………………