June 9, 2013

Sir Ian Laughlan, OBE

An unlikely candidate for Knighthood, Sir Ian met his match with his Royal title when he dragged a small lamb from a fast flowing creek, saving it's life, and thus allowing the lamb's Mama to keep her sanity. Amazing story really. Hit all the British rags and took the country by storm. The Queen had absolutely no choice but to bow to the pressure of the public and award him a Knighthood as well as an OBE for the tremendous contribution of saving a life
and family.

Sir Ian Laughlan, OBE
Painting Sir Ian brought back a lot of good memories of my time in Scotland.  I lived in Glasgow for awhile after arriving from Europe and before heading to London to live.  The working class Glasgow accent is a truly amazing one - it took me about three days to 'catch it', and I'm usually quick to pick up accents.  If anyone is familiar with the old Glasgow of the 60's, I lived in Clydebank, close to the Clyde where the big ships were built.  I spent those days pretty much not having a clue what was going on in the household.  One of the phrases which came to mind today was this one.

"Whit's fur ye'll no go past ye."
This one basically means 'whatever is meant to 
happen to you, will happen to you"!  (You can see my 
issue with the Glasgow ways)
That's all for today my lovelies.  Hope you had a great weekend.  Thanks for dropping by to have a look.  See you soon.  


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