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Happy New Year!

 It's Samhain, I have a Nutella cake in the oven, there's a ceilidh tonight and most things are right in my small corner of the world. :-)

Last night's ceilidh was a blast.  I *attempted* to take pictures, and I only came up with one worth posting, but this kind of gives you an idea about what went on:




Not the world's best picture, but you get the idea.  The couple in the foreground is my cousin Cam and his wife.  Cam is a world-qualifier Premier level Highland Dancer.  Here's a picture of him from a competition this past summer:




Mr. L took this one, as you can probably tell.  Cam placed 37th at the World Championships this past August at Cowal in Strathclyde!

Tonight's ceilidh is smaller than last night's and we'll have the traditional bonfire, music and storytelling after we bring the kids back from Trick or Treating.  I have to spend some time this afternoon choosing some songs to sing.  Most of the folks attending tonight's ceilidh speak Gàidhlig, or understand it to some degree, so I think I'll forgo English tonight.  

Miss M and I will be pumpkin carving after the cake is on the cooling rack.  I have yet to decide what I'm going to try to make.  Maybe our favorite potions master's face? ::ggg::  I'll post it after it's done.

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therealsnape
Oct. 31st, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
The pictures look great, and I'll hope you have a wonderful evening. I'm exceedingly flattered that the cake is such a success, despite my unscientific instructions. I still think you're a marvel for solving the problem of the Nutella test material into the cake</strike) matrix. Sláinte for tonight!
albalark
Nov. 2nd, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
Mòran taing!! The cake was a *huge* hit . . . and guess what? Using Ebil Genius method, I put about 3/4 of a cup of the test material over the matrix! ::ggg:: I am foreseeing a set of future experiments in which the stress limits of the matrix are tested to the fail point. Science marches on!! XD
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albalark
Nov. 2nd, 2010 01:08 am (UTC)
Thanks! He's a very fine dancer, and a real joy to watch. :-)

I'll have a slice of Nutella cake in your honour. Gee, thanks! I didn't get any last night, but I see another cake in the near future - in the interests of science, you understand. ::ggg::
kellychambliss
Oct. 31st, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
Your celebrations sound like such fun. Nutella cake and singing and bonfires: I wish I could be there even if I didn't understand a word /g/.

Speaking of pumpkins with our favorite potion master's face -- how about this one, carved by a member of my flist, the talented bluestocking79? And there's a nice Fawkes thrown in for good measure.

Have fun!
albalark
Nov. 2nd, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
And what fun it would have been to have you there!! :-)

It looks like bluestocking79 got her patterns from the same place I did - I saw Fawkes there, too. She did a great job on them!
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