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The simple pleasures

At our annual Burns night quiz the golf club does the haggis and the ladies make the puddings and my Good Friends Grahame and Helen do the quiz. This year we had 81 people attend what was a great night. 

The simple pleasures

At our annual Burns night quiz the golf club does the haggis and the ladies make the puddings and my Good Friends Grahame and Helen do the quiz. This year we had 81 people attend what was a great night. 

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Flattering pose smile
Bill Phillips: But typical Larry grin
Ohhhhh Billl.....
Bill Phillips: It is only once a year E. Actually it is the haggis I really love ...I don't think you would though
  • Ray
  • Germany
  • 28 Jan 2018, 04:57
Yeah...bugger the haggis...go straight to the desserts, and wash it down with a goblet of Talisker!
Bill Phillips: The haggis was very good...sadly i was driving so no Talisker!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 28 Jan 2018, 05:12
Oh, le gourmand !
Bill Phillips: The sweets were made by our ladies and were very good...so I overindulged grin
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 28 Jan 2018, 06:01
Oh good heavens!
Bill Phillips: Exaclty
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Jan 2018, 07:23
"Oh, Bill, you have a big mouth", Little Red Riding Hood would say! What kind of quiz? I never heard of this Burns night quiz, surely a charity activity?
Bill Phillips: So I have been told grin Burns night is a traditional scottish celebration of the poet Robbie Burns and involves eating Haggis (which I love) On a proper Burns night the Haggis is piped in by a bagpiper ( we did this once years ago) and then is addressed
Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye worthy o' a grace
As lang's my arm.

The groaning trencher there ye fill,
Your hurdies like a distant hill,
Your pin wad help to mend a mill
In time o need,
While thro your pores the dews distil
Like amber bead.

His knife see rustic Labour dight,
An cut you up wi ready slight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
Like onie ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Warm-reekin, rich!

For the full poem and translation http://www.robertburns.org.uk/Assets/Poems_Songs/toahaggis.htm

We do the address as one of our Lions is Scottish and always does the address

It is a social event but the proceeds of the raffle (this year £175) go into our charity fund
Good to see a happy man.
Bill Phillips: I had a very enjoyable evening. Our team finished joint first in the quiz but lost on the tie breaker
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Jan 2018, 11:22
Thank you very much, Bill, for this poem - here are somer possible questions of the quiz - I didn't know anything!
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/01/25/burns-night-quiz-robert-burns_n_9039070.html
Bill Phillips: Happily the quiz isn't about Robbie Burns!! Our team finished in joint first place but we lost on the tie break question!
Your enjoying that as muc as I would have done. We've had Haggis at Burns Night events, its not bad at all.
Bill Phillips: I love Haggis. The puddings were excellent. Our wives are all good cooks!!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Jan 2018, 16:38
Our railway quiz afternoon yesterday following an AGM was also accompanied by cake. The person who wins the quiz has the "pleasure" of setting the following year's and now people try to get second place to avoid the hassle. I'm close the bottom usually so luckily I've got no worries.
Bill Phillips: The same couple do the quiz every year and they do a great job. We used to have a treasure hunt and whoever won had to organise the following year. It was a great incentive not to win
Good appetite, at this time I was hungry.
Bill Phillips: I must admit I had rather too many!
I don't mind haggis but would love all that cake!.
Bill Phillips: I love Haggis and if I had to choose would actually forego the cake
That doesn't look much like haggis!
Bill Phillips: I had already consumed that.
one would think that you had been starved for a few days Bill and started off the meal with the desert....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Hehehe As I said to Mary, if I had to choose between the haggis and the deserts I would actually forego the deserts. In general I prefer savoury things

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