…of tartans & tarts & hot cross buns…

It’s Tartan Day in Canada!

Will you attend any Scottish themed event? …pipes & drums, highland dancing, enjoy a wee dram?!…

Canada even has its own Maple Leaf tartan….”designed by David Weiser in 1964. Known officially as the Maple Leaf tartan, the pattern incorporates the green of the leaves’ summer foliage, the gold which appears in early autumn, the red which appears with the coming of the first frost, and the brown tones of the fallen leaves.”

We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation.

Scottish by birth, British by law,
Highlander by the grace of God.

Stirling, like a huge brooch, clasps Highlands
and Lowlands together.
Alexander Smith

They talk of my drinking but never my thirst.
Scottish Proverb

The butter tart, “highly regarded in Canadian cuisine, is considered one of Canada’s quintessential desserts. It consists of butter, sugar, syrup, and egg filled into a flaky pastry and baked until the filling is semi-solid with a crunchy top.”

In the Christian calendar, with Palm Sunday being this coming Sunday, Holy Week commences with the ‘journey’ to Good Friday & the good news of Easter the following Sunday.

A Lenten season treat has always been the hot cross bun. A spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins, and often other dried fruits too, then marked with a cross on the top.

Cheers to a thrilling thriving Thursday that sings—amazing graces!





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