My Blood is Royal – Scottish Historical Novel

My Blood is Royal – Scottish Historical Novel

MY BLOOD IS ROYAL A Scottish historical novel by Joyce Mine D’Auria Curl up with an adventure tale steeped in real Scottish history or send to a friend for a holiday gift. Lizzie MacGregor was barely a woman when her family left their stone cottage, already set...
Mum’s Lumpy Scottish Porridge

Mum’s Lumpy Scottish Porridge

Scottish Porridge Advice I have given this advice before regarding Scottish porridge, but it bears repeating: Do not eat it with the BIG Scottish breakfast. You’ll hurt yourself. However, a bowl of homemade Porridge, by itself with whatever you decide to enhance...
Rainstorming – Scotland Weather

Rainstorming – Scotland Weather

Regarding Scotland weather, I read one time that the Inuit have thirty words for snow. Och, that’s nothing! We Scots have at least that many for RAIN. Discussion of the weather is de rigueur in the Scottish lexicon of good manners. It’s the “opening line” for any social situation. Our primary form of greeting for friends and strangers alike is generally a comment about the weather. And of the weather much can be said.

Classic British Cars, a.k.a My Husband and The Blonde

Classic British Cars, a.k.a My Husband and The Blonde

How can I compete with this gorgeous blonde??? I admit I don’t like cars- not even classic British cars! Not vehicles, automobiles, hot rods, wee jalopies, Cadillacs, Fords, Beemers, or otherwise. I tolerate them for transportation purposes only. And I especially...
I’ve Lost a Bit of My Scottish Accent!

I’ve Lost a Bit of My Scottish Accent!

Will They Let Me Back Into Scotland With My Mid-Atlantic Accent? Then there is the hazard, when visiting abroad, of being perceived as an American. Well maybe it’s not a hazard, but it is awkward when I’m on Princes Street and someone assumes the responsibility,...
Scottish Musings and Jokes on Our Habit of Thrift

Scottish Musings and Jokes on Our Habit of Thrift

Waste Not, Want Not When I was a wee lassie in Lanarkshire we were taught three things: Piety, Thrift, and Wheesht. (I remember “Wheesht” was sort of like “Hush” but with the authority of a Scottish Mum.) Oh, and Telling the Truth. That was definitely required....
Scottish Shortbread Recipe for Christmas

Scottish Shortbread Recipe for Christmas

Aunt Nan’s Secret Shortbread Recipe Ingredients Good butter ½ lb Superfine Sugar ¼ lb (½ cup) Flour 1 lb (3 cups plain flour, 1 cup rice flour or cornstarch) Salt ½ Teaspoon Preparation: Put on your favourite CD of Scottish ballads and sing along. This definitely...

My Ain Folk

My Ain Folk - Scottish Folk Song by Joyce Milne D'Auria       My Ain Folk - Joyce Milne...

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