Pure dead brilliant!

In other words, we’ve had a wonderful week in Scotland. And how I’m enjoying Scottish slang! While my head is crammed full of history (e.g., names of kings and queens, clans and battles, and assorted other bits of miscellanea), I’ve been charmed by the way the stories have been delivered.

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Greetings from Edinburgh, Scotland

Postings may occur here somewhat irregularly over the next weeks. Bill and I have begun our tour of Scotland and Ireland.

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Irregular marriages

Only recently did I hear the term ‘irregular marriage’. A quick definition of ‘irregular marriage’ is a union that takes place without complying with legal requirements or established social customs.

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County Donegal – An Anomaly

I’ve been researching my Scots-Irish ancestry in Ulster, which reminded me about the unusual political and geographic situation in County Donegal.

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