Farty's Fortunes

Monday, 10 December 2007

Bah Humbug


Isn't t'internet just a mine of information? According to Celtic Attic, which I guess is a front for the Oirish Tourist Board, "Although Christmas is a major holiday in Ireland, it is not widely celebrated in Scotchland. Some historians have suggested that the reason Christmas is downplayed in Scotchland is because of the influence of the Presbyterian Church or Kirk, which viewed Christmas as a "Papist", or Catholic event. As a result, Christmas in Scotchland tends to be a somber event." A lump of coal yesterday
Of course, in the real world, nothing could be further from the truth. We Scotch take great delight in exchanging such delightful gifts as a lump of coal, or perhaps a dead ferret, before sitting down to a scrumptious dinner of roast sparrow with a side order of stinging nettles. Yum!

Whatever will they be telling us next? Pope Jewish? Who's gonna believe that?


Some pictures of Embra not celebrating Christmas at all. The Kirk is the building behind the 100-foot Christmas tree.
Embra George St at XmasEmbra Castle at XmasPrinces St Gardens, Embra at XmasPrinces St Embra at Xmas

8 comments:

Misssy M said...

In Aberdeen on the 25th Dec, we sit stabbing our thighs with forks in case any Christmas enjoyment should seep in.

It really works. We also play Trivial pursuit if we feel we need to completely dampen all high spirits. And invite in-laws to make it particularly "somber".

john.g. said...

Farty, someones nicked the 100ft eckmas tree! Bastards.

BOSSY said...

Mmmmm, Bossy is lost in those photos. Gorgeous.

Sewmouse said...

Ecksmas Tree Decorations Suggestions:

A Haggis and a beer
2 Turtles in Love
3 French Hoors
4 Cell Phones for Girls
5 gold things
6 Geese getting Laid
7 Swans in Aspic
8 Jugs of Milk
9 Pigs in TuTu's
10 Members of "The Jets" street gang
11 Flautists
12 Guys from the next cubicle doing their annoying pencil-tapping-on-the-desk-while-on-phone-hold routine.

Or

A frisbee

Mr Farty said...

Misssy - Ah, you noticed the Merkan spelling. I played Trivial Pursuit once. I really enjoyed it, but then I was stoned at the time...

John - Nope, I checked today - still there. Remind me to explain the difference between "small" and "far away".

BOSSY - You're welcome to come visit. Doll.

Sew - When? When? WHEN will I learn not to drink tea/coffee while reading blogs/comments?
(6 in case you were wondering.)

Cat said...

I would make a very lovely fairy if you'd like to put me at the top of your tree...

papa herman said...

I enjoyed your response to the quote!

Mr Farty said...

Cat - No sooner said...

Papa - You're very welcome. Please come again.