Two spectacular resorts–one a Scottish castle, the other an Italian palazzo–in the cultural Mecca of the Bershires. … Read More Winter Getaway in the Berkshires
A rousing evening of bagpipes, poetry, and song to celebrate the 258th birthday of Scotland’s bad boy bard Robert Burns… Read More Burns Supper 2018
The King of Pop was working on a musical about the Scottish bad boy bard… Read More Michael Jackson Loved Robert Burns. Who Knew?
Today Scotland’s bard Robert Burns would have been 257. Why should you care? He wrote “Auld Lang Syne” Bob Dylan has credited Burns’ “A Red, Red Rose” as his single most important influence Salinger took the title of “Catcher in the Rye” from Burns’ “Coming Through the Rye” The title of Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” is… Read More Happy Birthday Robert Burns!
So excited to learn that a house and garden with a connection to J.M. Barrie has been saved from destruction and is undergoing renovation to become an: “inspirational centre for children’s literature, re-inventing the garden for play and active learning. The house will be returned to its rightful place as a landmark attraction in Dumfries – and… Read More New Peter Pan Attraction in Scotland 2017
I just came across this awesome guy who is working on playing his bagpipes in every country. He’s (surprise!) Scottish and Irish, a University of Edinburgh grad who grew up in Shanghai. I’m so inspired! His name is Ross O’Connell Jennings and this is his website: http://www.thefirstpiper.com/