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Time To Cook The Haggis- It’s Burns’ Night!

Wee Tam' Waiting For His Haggis Supper!, Rocking Dog

Wee Tam’ Waiting For His Haggis Supper!

There is no hope for me and a minimalist lifestyle! Another Toby jug has appeared on the mantlepiece. So old Toby and Mrs Mack (the present from Fleetwood) have been joined by Wee Tam. Poor old Toby with his gout and ale supping ailments cannot compete with the handsome Tam! A fine figure of a kilted man, resplendent in his gilded sporran, tartan sash and Tam’o Shanter, he is ready to nimbly sword dance with the blushing Mrs Mack!

Enough of this nonsense, indeed it is Burns’ Night when folk across the world celebrate the Scottish poet Robert Burns. A good excuse then to cook some haggis, neeps (swede) and tatties and wash it all down with a wee dram of whisky. Even better to be eating and drinking to the sound of Andyman and his pipes.

The decision needs to be made as to whether Wee Tam will be filled with whisky or Gravy. Let me see now what makes less mess when he’s doing his nocturnal Highland Reels with Mrs Mack!

Happy Burn’s Night to one and all.

PS. If you haven’t ever tried Haggis before it really is delicious. If you find the thought of the meat version a little stomach churning try the vegetarian haggis which is also very tasty and doesn’t involve any offal!

Rivalry For Mrs Macks Attention!!, Rocking Dog

Rivalry For Mrs Macks Attention!

Jolly Jugs!

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Toby Jug

Happy Friday from my jolly jugs!

Couldn’t resist this pair – found this week in separate branches of St Peter’s Hospice shops for a fiver each. They look as if they’re getting on famously on my mantlepiece and of course there’s always Luminous Mary in close proximity to stop any slap and tickle!
Poor Toby has a chip on his shoulder whilst Mrs Mac has a rather faded quote “A present from Fleetwood“.
Meanwhile there is a vintage label in the Rocking Dog collection that bears a striking resemblance to old ale drinking Toby. The glittery label folk are desperately hoping that this will finally be the year they embellish parcels.
Alas, I love them all too much – for them to be discarded with Christmas paper, string and ribbon! Sorry my glittery friends.
Have a wonderful weekend.

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Mr and Mrs Toby Jug

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Vintage Christmas Labels

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Glittery Toby Label