Scottish legend of the enchanted ‘Faery’ bagpipes of Kinlochmoidart

Not everyone has a fondness for bagpipes, but I do. And an appetite for Scottish history. Even more so for interesting and little known details that are not common knowledge. So, with that in mind, here is a story I discovered about the “faery pipes”. Made by a MacIntyre piper more than 800 years ago,Continue reading “Scottish legend of the enchanted ‘Faery’ bagpipes of Kinlochmoidart”

The Physics of Santa and His Reindeer

* Please considered yourselves warned; this piece is satirical and intended for humorous purposes only. Please do not allow children or overly sensitive adults to read this!* The following piece is something I found online many years ago, that I saved as a document and read every year at Christmas-time for a laugh. I don’tContinue reading “The Physics of Santa and His Reindeer”

Scotland’s Hidden Secrets

Perhaps my opinion is biased, but this country is fantastic! So rich in history, and such beautiful scenery, as people far and wide already know. But it has so much hidden, or should I perhaps say, forgotten history too. Little nooks and crannies tucked away in the places we visit on a regular basis. PlacesContinue reading “Scotland’s Hidden Secrets”

How To Celebrate The Winter Solstice Like The Ancients

I love the ancient traditions of my ancestors. Christmas-time, Yule or Winter Solstice, whichever you prefer to call it and celebrate, is a magical time of the year! I stumbled upon this article, and thought I’d share it here with everyone. Some of the traditions listed, my parents did when I was young, and IContinue reading “How To Celebrate The Winter Solstice Like The Ancients”

Happy Hallowe’en

Also known as Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, or All Saints Eve. It is celebrated on October 31st in many countries around the world. It is associated with pumpkin carving, trick or treating, scary movies and ghost stories. But what is it really? Where did it come from? The ancient Celts celebrated a Pagan festival theyContinue reading “Happy Hallowe’en”

“Let Your Inner Light Shine” A Message From The Fireflies

Also known as “lightning bugs”, fireflies are actually a nocturnal variety of soft-bodied beetle. There are over 2000 species worldwide, and they are found on every continent except Antarctica. Did you know that not all fireflies glow as an adult, but they all do in their larval stage – fascinating! They also spend most ofContinue reading ““Let Your Inner Light Shine” A Message From The Fireflies”