As an entrepreneur used to a private jet lifestyle, I am not accustomed to spending a huge amount of time out and about in this less than hospitable British weather.
However, in allegiance to my Scottish roots I will be donning my Hunters and heading down to my friends manor this Saturday for Burns’ Night celebrations.
As you know, Burns’ Night is a celebration of the poetic works and life of Robert Burns, a Scottish Poet most famous for the New Year’s Eve ballad ‘Auld Lang Syne’. Traditionally, celebrations consist of readings, toasts and a banquet of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties!
Tomorrow night, the Haggis will be presented on a large platter to a chorus of gentleman playing traditional Scottish bagpipes! Our celebrations (which will inevitably go well into the early hours of Sunday morning) will be held in a large marquee and will be accompanied by vast amounts of Talisker!