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”

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”

Weird Fact Wednesday

As the news about Covid-19 continues to slowly improve, and lock down restrictions are being eased off in stages, many of us are starting to sigh a breath of relief. But we still need to take care. We must not rush this, because there is a strong chance that if we are not vigilant, thereContinue reading “Weird Fact Wednesday”

Amazing Facts Of History. Today’s Episode: Queen Victoria

I have always had a thirst for knowledge. Even more so as an adult. I must admit, some of the things they taught us in school were just plain boring. but there are lots of ways to learn. I love books, and I love finding out things on the internet these days. But only fromContinue reading “Amazing Facts Of History. Today’s Episode: Queen Victoria”

Bawston Was Wicked Pissah!

Did I make your eye twitch? Was that even the English language?? Yes it was! Many moons ago, I was lucky enough to be invited for a job interview in Boston Massachusetts. I have always been a lover of the ocean, tropical fish and cetaceans (whale & dolphin family). I had been dreaming of myContinue reading “Bawston Was Wicked Pissah!”

Happy 111th Birthday, Sir Nicholas George Winton

Actually, only if he were still alive. But do you know who this man was? He was an amazing British humanitarian who rescued 669 Czech children from the horrors of Nazi Germany during World War II. The children he saved were mostly Jewish, and Winton arranged safe passage for them to Britain. His operation wasContinue reading “Happy 111th Birthday, Sir Nicholas George Winton”