Soul Cakes were traditionally given out to the poor and children, who would go around doors, singing and praying for the souls of loved ones, past and present and be rewarded with these wee cakes.
Yesterday we had a wonderful walk along a couple of beaches in Orkney with friends and their dogs who were here on a visit from Skye.
Poetry Corner A Priceless Gift
A little poem to remind us of the importance of friends.
Poetry Corner Ode To Spot
Ode To Spot by Data. Why has this poem been chosen?
Helen’s Home Cooking: Dips (variety)
Nice and easy homemade dips. What’s not to like about setting the flavours yourself. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Poetry Corner Wee Willie Winkie
William Miller died on 20th August 1872, he penned Wee Willie Winkie.
Poetry Corner: Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette would find herself imprisoned on this day in 1792. A poem in her name….
Helen’s Home Cooking Video and Recipe for Fruit Pancakes.
A wee reminder that Pancakes are not only for Shrove Tuesday.
Poetry Corner:Mary Queen of Scots
A poem of Mary Queen of Scots life.
George Eastman’s first colour film was shown on this day. A grand excuse to put up Kodachrome.