I love finding new opportunities for Scottish type activities. A British pub opened up in the town I work in. It even has a cool British name "The Duke and Dagger". The best part is Robert Burns birthday is this coming week and they are having a Burns Night planned. There is a speaker who will be sharing the life and times of the poet, along with some poetry ready and singing of Auld Land Syne. There will also be ethnic food specials and Scotch tasting. I do like a bit of Jameson in my Pepsi, but always wanted to sample scotch. I was thrilled to find this out, for there is little to no Scottish activities in my area. I will let you know how it works out.
What is one to do when there are no opportunities to enjoy your favorite interests. One can travel to far away places, but that can be pricey or get things started in your area which can also be pricey if you are not very clever. As you know I have been learning to speak Scottish Gaelic. It has been a slow process(which is alright), but I think it would help a great deal if I had someone to talk to. Someone to use what I have learned on. So hence the Gaelic lesson at libraries and Ren fests. I am by no means fluent or even very good, but I do speak some basics. So my theory is that if I can get someone else interested, then I will have some one to talk to and with. That is the plan. Along with the language learning a group of friends and I, have also started an annual belly dance show that is now in its 9th year and a steampunk festival that will be it's 3rd year this year. It is so easy to say oh well and let it go, but it is so much more fun to get things started and meet new people and have fun. In my favorite immortal words of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard "Make it so!"
I love all things Scottish, Steampunk, belly dancing, and spending time with the granddaughters.