In France, we recover from the festive season (read: “our stomach attempts to recover from 2 weeks of over-eating with family and friends”) over a galette des rois, which, of course, is entirely calorie-free (all-butter puff pastry, and almond filling called frangipane), which we eat around January 6th for the Epiphany. Let’s admit it: it’s mostly another excuse to get together with family and friends and treat ourselves.
Less than a month later, so as to not lose our ability to delight ourselves with tasty treats, it’s “Chandeleur” time, when we have delicious crêpes… (it’s next week, my dear friends! next week!!)
Needless to say that I felt pretty much “at home” when I figured out that, here in Scotland, to recover from the festive season, people get together with family and friends to share a nice meal. I must admit with shame that I have not been able yet to attend a “formal” Burns Supper (although we have been invited a few times). Reason is simple: each time, on the invite was stipulated the dress code, and The Man has been a tad reluctant to the idea of wearing a kilt so far… So, in order to play on the “cute-factor”, I have had the idea to design kilt hose for our little one… Who knows, The Man might be jealous and ask for some too!? And then (*evil grin*), I would knit him kilt socks, but he would have to wear them… with a kilt!
Long story short, tomorrow is Robbie Burns’s birthday: time for Janice’s Wee Black Faced sheep to polish his piping skills… and time for The Wee Lad to put his socks on!
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