Fan Of… #50 — Architectural Models

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Fan of… #49 — Historical Models

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This week’s Fan Of… historical models. You’ll have seen from a lot of my other posts that my wife & I enjoy visiting historically significant sites. One of my favourite aspects of these places is the historically correct models on display that give a great idea of how things looked and worked. These can be most beneficial when visiting houses that have undergone many transformations, or visiting ruins.

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Hogmanay — Things in Scots #22 and Fan Of… #48

Hi all 😁 and welcome to the last Things in Scots for 2019; as I’ve been real busy at work the last few days, this is doubling up as a Fan Of… post. This month I have been collaborating with my wife, Susan (☜ follow this link to see and hear her post), and we’ve had so much fun that we are carrying on in the New Year with a weekly instead of daily post.

Hogmanay is the traditional Scottish celebration for the end of one year and the beginning of the next.

Happy hogmanay & all the best for 2020 to all 🎉

Happy Hogmanay 🎉
Happy hogmanay by Jez Braithwaite
Happy Hogmanay 🎉

All the Scots words for these posts are taken from The Concise English-Scots Dictionary, by the Scottish National Dictionary Association. The words chosen will be the generally accepted term, but as in all languages there are regional variations, as well as sub-species variations. For example, an owl is generally known as a hoolet in Scots, but an ool in Shetland & the NE. A barn owl is a white hoolet & a long eared owl, a hornnie hoolet.

As we do these posts, we’re learning as well; so we apologise in advance for any mistakes ☺️

If any of you out there have a burning desire to know the Scots word for anything 🤔, please let us know!

Hae a guid day 😁

Fan Of… #47 — Mince Pies

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This week’s Fan Of… is a seasonal one, Mince Pies!

Mince pies by Jez Braithwaite
Mince pies
Om nom nom!

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Fan Of… #46 — Palms

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This week’s Fan Of… is Palms; these plants bring a vibrant splash of green all year round. Owing to Scotland’s climate, palms are not generally found in the wild, so if I’m taking shots of them, I’m either in Glasgow Botanic Gardens, or on holiday somewhere hot & sunny.

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Fan Of… #45 — Flowering Cacti

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This week’s Fan Of… is flowering cacti. I’ve featured cacti before in the series, but I bought these two the other day and thought they were fully deserving of their own post.

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Fan Of… #44 — Frosty Days

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This week’s Fan Of… is frosty days. I’m a huge fan of those bright, clear, frosty days which can add a bit more interest to photographs.

Frost edged leafs By Jez Braithwaite
Frost edged leafs

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Fan Of… #43 — House for an Art Lover

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This week’s Fan Of… is House for an Art Lover. The building was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 as a competition entry for the German interior design magazine “Zeitschrift fuer Innendekoration”.

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Fan Of… #42 — Orchids

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This week’s Fan Of… is Orchids; or as they are called in Scots, balderrie. The spotted ones are called puddock’s spindle (great name 😄)! These shots were all taken during a recent visit to the Glasgow Botanic Gardens with my wife.

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Hae a guid week 😁