In full disclosure, this hasn’t been the easiest of weeks and I suspect next week to be just as difficult – if not more so. Having said that, here we go – five of the things that have made me smile, think or wonder over the last week…
Weirdly, there’s a bit of a Scottish/Gaelic theme to these. #soznotsoz as my daughter would say. Or, given that I’m still faffing about with some Scottish Gaelic on Duolingo maybe that should be Chan eil Duilich…
1.What’s in a name?
After saying last week that I had no idea how my name would be spelled in Scottish given that there is no J in the alphabet, Natalie suggested that if Chevaune, a female name in (Irish) Gaelic means “The gracious God”, and Joanne means “God is gracious in English”, maybe Joanne is the equivalent of Chevaune.
That did, of course, send me down the google rabbit-hole. There were plenty of alternate spellings in Irish Gaelic (Siobhan, Shevaun, Shavonne) but the closest I found in Scottish Gaelic was Seonag, Seònaid and Siùbhan.
Just something else for the useless book of knowledge.
It’s back for Season 5…which gives me the opportunity to post a random photo of Sam Heughan aka Jamie Fraser. This one is especially for you Leanne…
3. This completely hilarious video from BBC Scotland
Voice recognition technology in a lift…in Scotland?
Check it out here.
4. The album challenge
My cousin Sue had challenged me on Facebook to post 10 album covers that greatly influenced my taste in music. Ten covers in 10 days without explanation or reviews.
These were mine – in no particular order:
I had a lot of problems deciding which ones to include; I imagine that if you asked me the same question in 6 months my answer would be different again.
5. This Granola
It smells (and tastes) of orange and is seriously the yummiest granola I think I’ve ever had. Sure, it’s not super healthy, hello, it’s full of honey, but you don’t need much of it and it’s just perfect with Greek yoghurt and berries.
I’ll post the recipe next week, but it comes from the Fortnum & Mason cookbook my bestie bought me for Christmas and it’s now the only granola I’m permitted to make.
In case you missed it…
On the blog last week:
- Something about 24 hours in The Peak District in Derbyshire (spoiler alert, I want to go back!)
- A Nigella Diaries Update – with a recipe for Butternut and Pasta Soup
Okay, how was your week? What albums would be on your list?