Sunday, 20 January 2013

Preparing for Robbie Burns night. A surprise for the customers in John Lewis department store, as a haggis and whiskey were lead by a piper through the store and then everyone was invited to sample both in the food hall.
The whiskey was tempting but I'm not so sure about that haggis.

It is a tradition, I'm told, to celebrate the Baird's birthday with a supper and a spot of poetry reading

16 comments:

Annicles said...

Do try it - it is so delicious, peppery and savoury!

Hilda said...

I had to find out what haggis was—no thank you. Everything else about this store event sounds good, though.

Riet said...

LOvely old customs. I have to find out what haggis is.The man looks great in his Scottish outfit.

Adullamite said...

WHISKY does NOT have an 'e.'

Adullamite said...

Try this for info.

http://www.robertburns.org/

jabblog said...

Great idea - I'd have had the haggis and declined the whisky, though.

Brianna Asaro Photography said...

Never heard of it... I learn something new every day!

Accidental Londoner said...

Haggis is super-tasty! Just don't think what it's actually made of...

Sharon said...

What a fun encounter but, I think I'd pass on the haggis too.

imajoebob said...

I'd think this was a perfect opportunity to give it a try. If it tastes great it's a big discovery. if the the offal is awful you have a shot of whisky to (quite effectively) kill the taste. A great Scotch will be a treat, and a lousy one will just taste like Listerine. Win-win.

Jack said...

This would have been great fun. I love bagpipes. Haggis? Maybe I would have given it to someone nearby.

Look att all the people ringing the balcony.

C. Hughjimmy said...

Dear English, what is Baird?

LONDONLULU said...

It's a lovely tradition, though haggis is a stumbling block for me...poetry only:)

Babzy said...

i tried the haggis , it's worthit ;)

Stefan Jansson said...

This is a scene never seen in Sweden.

Gunn said...

I have tasted HAGGIS in Stavanger, made by some Scottish people.

I always thought I could not eat it, but seriously it was worth trying!:)