It’s another Monday but it doesn’t seem like we are getting any closer to the end of this particular lock down. Still, there’s hope somewhere ahead, even if it’s further away than we thought it would be as we celebrated the end of the disaster that was 2020.
Today is also Burn’s Night in Scotland which means it’s (veggie) haggis for tea tonight. I plan to turn it into a ‘pie’ with mashed potato on top and roasted parsnips on the side.
Here are a few words from Burns which seem appropriate for the times:
The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men
Gang aft a-gley,
An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain
For promis’d joy.
(Translation: The best-laid schemes of mice and men
Go oft awry,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!)
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On my bookshelf part 7
“Wipe your feet!” screamed Kiki, and made a noise like a mowing-machine cutting long grass. It sounded really terrible in the still night air of the mountain-side.
The wolves started in fright. Then with one accord they all galloped away down the hillside into the night. Kiki shouted rude remarks after them.
Kiki makes herself useful again and scares off the ‘wolf’ pack in The Mountain of Adventure.