But to see her was to love her

But to see her was to love her love, but her, and love her forever.

Robert Burns was born on 25 January 1759 in the village of Alloway, two miles south of Ayr. His parents, Willian Burnes[s] and Agnes Broun, were tenant farmers but they ensured their son received a relatively good education and he began to read avidly. The works of Alexander Pope, Henry Mackenzie and Laurence Sterne fired Burns’s poetic impulse and relationships with the opposite sex provided his inspiration. Handsome Nell, for Nellie Kilpatrick, was his first song.

But to see her was to love her, love but her, and love her forever. Robbie Burns

As fair art thou, my bonnie “lass, So deep in luve am I; And I will luve thee still, my dear, Till a’ the seas gang dry.” Robbie Burns

Jean Amour

Auld Lang Syne (1788)
one of the most popular songs in the English language. Sung across the globe at the stroke of midnight on Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) this touching song encourages the listener to put the previous year behind them and look forward to theNew Year ahead.

A perfect starter for your Burns Night festivities is “Cock-a-leekie Soup. Rich and warming, simply use three ingredients – chickens, leeks and prunes – and is easy to whip up.

Richard Corrigan’s hearty Scotch broth recipe makes a delicious yet frugal dish, harnessing simple ingredients for a comforting and wintry dinner. Richard Corrigan, a Great British Chef. Check out the link for the recipe

Scottish Neeps and Tatties  
When it comes to dessert, the classic Burns Night choice is cranachan – a delicious mix of cream, raspberries, toasted oatmeal and a splash of whisky. What’s not to like? https://djp58.com/ragbag-front-page-1-bienvenue/whats-cooking-2019/  

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