Thursday 25 January 2007

It's Robbie Burns Day!

Why not celebrate by taking a trip to Robert Burns Country! The website, that is. It bills itself as the "official" Robert Burns website, though I'm not certain what regulating body exists to actually confer that esteemed designation. Still, it has a wealth of information and material, including:

-A gift shop
-Poems and songs
-A Burns encyclopedia
-Burns suppers
-Historical sites
-Chess sets
-and so much more! (No, seriously, they have a lot of material.)

Is there anything you can't find in Robert Burns country? Still looking for the perfect wedding ring? Move over Frodo, because only Robert Burns has this. From the website:
"Our national bard celebrated life, liquor and love. In lyrics from 'Ae Fond Kiss' to 'My Love is Like a Red Red Rose' he wrote from the heart of romantic Scotland. A master-craftsman's recreation of Burns' own handwriting, based on countless hours of study, transforms his words of love into uniquely romantic jewellery."

But if commemorative rings and chess sets are your cup of tea, and if your local supermarket is all out of haggis, then perhaps you can still remember Robbie Burns by reading a few of his poems. There are 559 of them on the Robert Burns Country website, including one of my favourites, "To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up In Her Nest With The Plough."

Happy Robbie Burns Day!

1 comment:

Grover Carey said...

That's my favourite, too! "Thy wee bit housie, too, in ruins!"