Three New Things

Three New Things

Actually, There’s probably been much more than three new things recently, but I thought I’d share my top three with you.

1. Running Skirts

I ordered and took delivery of two tartan running skirts recently. I’m really excited to try them out! One is white, grey and pink, the other is turquoise and pink. I really hope that they are as comfortable as they look! 😉

2. Haggis Nachos

Wow. Simply wow. While in Campbeltown on Saturday, we stopped off for lunch at . I had a portion of haggis nachos: a massive plate of nachos, smothered in peppercorn sauce, topped with rich haggis and topped off with melting, bubbling local cheese. I cannot possibly tell you how amazing these are! I’m only sorry that I was too busy enjoying them to take a photo. We’ll definitely be making these at home soon.

3. Na Seudan Ur

There’s a super talented group of local girls who have been singing and playing together for some time. They play Gaelic and Scottish traditional music, with a hint of folk and blues mixed in, and they are fantastic! I shared a clip of them playing before back in June, on my blog post about the Viking Festival.
Well, the group is called which translates as ‘The New Jewels’ and it was their CD launch that we went to on Saturday night. They are simply brilliant! So much so, that they made it onto the evening news on BBC Alba.
@TheWelshWookie and I pre-purchased CDs as part of their Kickstarter crowdfunding to enable them to publish and launch their CD, and it really is beautiful. They’re a really talented group of girls.

You should check them out: here they are on BBC Alba, they’re on at around 17:35 minutes in:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04jm5l6/an-la-29092014

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Newsday Tuesday

Newsday Tuesday

Today, I have a news round up for you, from the last 24 hours.

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The main news headline is: I GOT COMMONWEALTH GAMES TICKETS! Hurrah!

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@TheWelshWookie and I submitted requests for six events, and were allocated tickets for our two top events! 😀

We’re going to see the judo all day on Saturday, 26th July 2014: it’s the heavier weight categories, men and women’s and features all qualifying, right up to the repechage, but not the medal matches.

And, on Friday, 1st August 2014 we’re going to see Mo Farah run the 10,000 metres! I’m so happy! 🙂

We’ll also see triple jump, javelin, steeplechase, 4×100 heats, 4×400 heats for men and women, pole vault, women’s 800m, 100 hurdles, high jump and discus.

It’s so exciting!

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In other news, our Super Saturday race packs arrived today, for the Great Scottish Run! We’ve already received our packs for Sunday’s 10K:

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But the packs for the Family Mile, which my four oldest nephews are running along with the ‘big’ boys (i.e. their dads, and @TheWelshWookie) arrived today. They each get a proper race bib, and a tshirt, so it’s a great introduction to running for kids! I’m looking forward to taking lot of pictures!

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And finally, did you notice my new address, tartanjogger.com? I’ve had the domain name for while, but since I’m not very tech-savvy, it’s taken me a while to get it set up! If you’re having problems viewing my blog, please let me know!

That’s tonight’s news headlines; now for the weather.

It’s cold and windy, so I haven’t run. I’ll definitely need to head out tomorrow! 😉