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Proclamation from the Kingdom, Issue #10 - Happy Easter
March 19, 2008
|Hi again, and greetings from Scotland's Enchanting Kingdom.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Well, once again we seem to be in the throws of another celebration; and I do want to wish you a very happy Easter.
Easter is celebrated throughout the 'Christian' world - although sometimes the meaning has got a bit lost. Certainly here in Scotland it is a time of commercial gain for many businesses - with cards and Easter eggs filling the shop shelves and the tourist industry offering special deals.
Which Fife Town has some fabulous modern sculptures? (Answer is at the bottom of the newsletter)
Each newsletter we look at one or two Scottish words.
There's a saying and advice that we use if someone is not well - "Feed a cauld (cold) and starve a fever." This is traditional advice to give good nutritional food to someone suffering from a cold, but if someone has a fever, then best to stay off food for a wee while.
Here's another Saying - "A man o' words but no' o' deeds is like a garden fu' o' weeds." (which translates - 'A man of words but not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds'. This saying tells us that actions are much more useful than mere words, or words only.
Are You Coming?
So what's going on in the Kingdom at the moment?
Well the 'season' seems to have begun and events across the Kingdom are increasing. Here's a couple of things that are on that might interest you:-
Tartan Day, Fife
Venue Dunfermline Abbey Kirk Abbey Park Place DUNFERMLINE KY12 7PD
Date:30 Mar 2008 Time: 19:30 Charge: £10 For tickets and further information Tel: 01383 733266 or Carnegie Hall Box Office 01383 602302
In the unique setting of Dunfermline Abbey Church, the final resting place of King Robert the Bruce, the concert will feature some of Scotland's best musicians.
Dunfermline born fiddler Pete Clark, who teaches at the 'Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama' in Glasgow, will perform music that he composed on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of Enthronement of Bruce. This original composition will form the centrepiece of the event, together with three other top Scottish musicians. This will take place in front of the magnificent tomb of Bruce.
One of Scotland's finest singers Sheena Wellington who sang at the opening of the Scottish Parliament will also perform. Sheena performance of 'Strong Women Rule Us All' is a tribute to the important role certain women played in Bruce's life, such as the Countess of Buchan who paid a high price for her role in crowning Bruce, and Bruce's wife and daughter who suffered greatly for the parts they played in his pursuit of the Scottish Crown. Sheena will also perform other songs associated with Bruce's life.
Another event in April that you might be interested in is:
The Best Blues Brothers Show In The World - Ever!
Calling all Soul Brothers and Sisters! Everybody Needs Somebody SO Gimme Some Lovin and Shake Those Tail Feathers for the biggest and best loved, soul, rhythm and blues party on the planet! Sing-a-long, laugh-a-lot and let your body flip, flop and fly along with the greatest Blues Brothers Show - Ever! This is a sensational fully live show featuring all the classic hits such as 'Everybody', 'Soul Man', 'Mustang Sally', 'Midnight Hour', 'Do You Love Me', 'Rawhide' and many, many more.
Rothes Halls Rothes Square GLENROTHES KY7 5NX
Date:12 Apr 2008 Time: 19:30 Charge: £18.50, conc. £17.50 Room Number: Main Auditorium
For more information contact: Box Office, Rothes Halls Tel: 01592 611101 Fax: 01592 612220
Where's and What's
Well, I wonder if you plan a special meal for Easter Sunday. Many families choose to go to one of the many restaurants and hotels which offer special meals. One of my personal favourites is the Balbirnie Hotel in Markinch, just a couple of miles from Glenrothes. Of course, the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews also serves up wonderful meals for special occasions.
However you may decide you want to cook at home. If you're not sure what to serve, have a wee look at a menu that I have used - Easter Sunday Menu. I chose a 'Cream of Carrot & Coriander Soup' to start, followed by 'Roast Lamb with fresh vegetables' for the main course and some delicious 'Profiteroles with Chocolate Chip Ice Cream' to finish.
So whether you eat out or in - may I wish you a happy and blessed Easter.
Of course if you are in the UK - do remember that we change the clocks on 29th March - and they go forward one hour. Yes, we lose an hours sleep - but this is when we really see the nights getting longer.
Answer to the Question
Glenrothes is the town where you will find some really interesting and fabulous modern sculptures. Some of our visitors have submitted a number of photographs of them. You can have a wee look at Fife Photos. Scroll to the bottom of the page and enjoy some of the images of the sculptures.
Well, it's been great to have another wee blether (chat). Let's do it again soon!
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