Monday, February 22, 2010

Mairi Bheag! (29 weeks)

I am thrilled to announce some very exciting news. My dear friend Sarah Lee had her second child on Tuesday, February 16th. She had a little girl, and she and her husband have named her Mairi Mae Lee! She's a lovely wee lass with red hair! I feel very happy (and rather proud) that Little Mairi was in part named after me!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dorothy Wordsworth and 30 weeks!

I apologise for having let another week slip by me, yet again! I will try not to let this happen too many more times!

I have been reading the journal of Dorothy Wordsworth, when she traveled to Scotland with her famous brother William, and their friend Coleridge. So far, as is the case with Dorothy's other journals, it is completely charming and beautiful.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Proclaimers and Miss Jean Brodie (32 weeks)

This past week Heather and I have been reveling in a different kind of Scotland than the traditional, romantic one of the Corries. Heather has been trying to flesh out her Proclaimers collection(or 'The Cuplaimers' as Dylan used to call them). One of her birthday gifts was one of their more recent albums. Although they are best known for their 500 miles song, they have many great subsequent songs and albums.

Heather and I also watched "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie", a film about a girls school in Scotland in the 1930's. It was far more sensational than we were expecting. Maggie Smith was very beautiful in the movie. Very thought provoking.