Scots culture in the park

Upper Hutt Scottish Highland Gathering kicked off with  loud bagpipe music coming from the other side of the hills at Harcourt Park.

Highland dancing

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bagpipes

 

 

clan tents

Highland cattle

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sword fighting

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Arrow shooting

 

 

The rest…

Male highland dress includes kilt (or trews), sporran, sgian dubh and ghillies. Ghillies, or ghillie brogues, are traditional thick soled shoes with no tongues and long laces.

The sporran (/ˈspɒrən/; Scottish Gaelic for “purse“), a traditional part of male Scottish Highland dress, is a pouch that performs the same function as pockets on the pocketless kilt. Made of leather or fur, the ornamentation of the sporran is chosen to complement the formality of dress worn with it. The sporran is worn on a leather strap or chain, conventionally positioned in front of the groin of the wearer.

 

Female highland dress includes women’s shoes, also called ghillies, that are tied in the same way but have thin soles for indoor wear and dancing. Traditionally, women and girls do not wear kilts but may wear ankle-length tartan skirts. A tartan sash or shawl may also be worn. Women may also wear dress tartans which are modified versions which include white in place of a more prominent colour.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_dress

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C words Can Can

 

 

 

Can-can (sometimes non-hyphenated as in the original French: cancan French pronunciation: ​[kɑ̃kɑ̃]) is a high-energy and physically demanding music hall dance, traditionally performed by a chorus line of female dancers who wear costumes with long skirts, petticoats, and black stockings. The main features of the dance are the lifting and manipulation of the skirts, withhigh kicking and suggestive, provocative body movements. The Infernal Galop from Jacques Offenbach‘s Orpheus in the Underworld is the tune most associated with the can-can.[1]   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can-can

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C words

Cloudy

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Cold

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Covered

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Can Can is danced

to get rid of

COLD
CLOUDY
COVER

Music in pictures: Love is all around

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Elisa hosts Music in pictures, hop over and have a look and listen to the song by Wet Wet Wet

http://www.elyrics.net/read/w/wet-wet-wet-lyrics/love-is-all-around-lyrics.html

LOVE IS ALL AROUND

I feel it in my fingers
I feel it in my toes
Love is all around me
And so the feeling grows

It’s written on the wind
It’s everywhere I go, oh yes, it is
So if you really love me
Come on and let it show, oh

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You know, I love you, I always will
My mind’s made up
By the way that I feel
There’s no beginning
There’ll be no end
‘Cause on my love you can depend

I see your face before me
As I lay on my bed
I kinda get to thinking
Of all the things you said, oh yes I did

You gave your promise to me
And I gave mine to you
I need someone beside me
In everything and I do, oh yes I do
[- From: http://www.elyrics.net -]

You know, I love you, I always will
My mind’s made up by the
Way that I feel
There’s no beginning
There’ll be no end
‘Cause on my love you can depend

Got to keep it movin’
Ooh, it’s written in the wind
Oh, everywhere I go, yeah, ooh well
So if you really love me, love me, love me
Come on and let it show

Come on and let it show
(Come on and let it)
(Come on and let it)
Come and let it show, baby
(Come on and let it)

Come on, come on, come on let it show, baby
(Come on and let it)
(Come on and let it)
Come on and let it show
Come on and let it show, baby
Come on and let it show

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My son and I.

We still love each other!

Music in pictures: HIGH

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HIGH

from:http://www.elyrics.net/read/l/lighthouse-family-lyrics/high-lyrics.html

The end of the day remember the way
We stayed so close till the end
We’ll remember it was me and you

‘Cause we are gonna be
(Forever, high forever)
Forever you and me
(Forever, you and me forever)
You will always keep it flying high
(Forever, high forever)
In the sky of love
(Forever, you and me forever)

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November 13 and post no 400! Big thank you to all the people and their challenges.

Today November 13, 2012 I am posting post no 400.

I started blogging February 18, 2012 and I am still working on it. At first I thought I’ll never get into it. It feels sometimes a waste of time to sit and do all this sorting and writing and answering, at the end I am happy that I kept on going.

If it had not been for all the challenges I would have ended my blogging long ago.

I want to thank the following people and posts for their challenges that helped me completing 400 posts in about 9 months time.

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I am giving all these beautiful people a rose today.

You all inspired me every time to go on with my posts.

Thank you again.

Music in pictures: Firework

Music in Pictures Contest: Firework

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag,
Drifting through the wind
Wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards,
One blow from caving in?Do you ever feel already buried deep?
6 feet under screams but no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there’s still a chance for you
‘Cause there’s a spark in youYou just gotta ignite the light, and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

‘Cause baby you’re a firework
Come on, show ‘em what you’re worth
Make ‘em go “Oh, oh, oh”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colours burst
Make ‘em go “Oh, oh, oh”
You’re gonna leave ‘em all in “awe, awe, awe”

You don’t have to feel like a wasted space
You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe your reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow
And when it’s time, you’ll know

You just gotta ignite the light, and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

‘Cause baby you’re a firework
Come on, show ‘em what you’re worth
Make ‘em go “Oh, oh, oh”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colours burst
Make ‘em go “Oh, Oh, Oh”
You’re gonna leave ‘em all in “awe, awe, awe”

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It’s always been inside of you, you, you
And now it’s time to let it through-ough-ough

‘Cause baby you’re a firework
Come on, show ‘em what you’re worth
Make ‘em go “Oh, Oh, Oh”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colours burst
Make ‘em go “Oh, Oh, Oh”
You’re gonna leave ‘em all in “awe, awe, awe”

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

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Music in pictures contest: Beautiful in white

Join the Music in Pictures Contest and create a post with your Beautiful in White picture!

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“Beautiful In White”

Not sure if you know this
But when we first met
I got so nervous
I couldn’t speak
In that very moment I found the one and
My life had found it’s missing piece
So as long as I live I love you
will heaven hold you
You look so beautiful in white
And from now to my very last breath
This day I’ll cherish
You look so beautiful in white
Tonight
What we have is timeless
My love is endless
And with this scream I say to the world
You’re my every reason
You’re all that I believe in
with all my heart I mean every word
So as long as I live I love you
will heaven hold you
You look so beautiful in white
And from now to my very last breath
This day I’ll cherish
You look so beautiful in white
Tonight
Oooooh oh
Na na na na na
SO beautiful in white
Tonight
And if our daughter’s what our future holds
I hope she has you’re eyes
finds love like you and I did
Yeah, I wish she falls in love
and I will let her go
I’ll walk her down the aisle
She’ll look so beautiful in white…..
You look so beautiful
In white
So as long as I live I love you
will heaven hold you
You look so beautiful in white
And from now to my very last breath
This day I’ll cherish
You look so beautiful in white
Tonight
“You look so beautiful in white tonight”
Beautiful in white

 

Music in pictures: Dare to live

“Dare To Live”

There’s a big old world outside of my door
Ain’t gonna sit and watch it spin by no more
‘Cuz it ain’t slowing down or waiting on me
I’m gonna grab what I can while it’s within my reach

I’m gonna dare to live
I’m gonna live to learn
I’m gonna learn to dream
And I’m gonna dream big

I’m gonna take a risk
And risk it all
‘Til my all is all I have to give
I’m gonna dare to live

You know the past can steal your joy away
We’re not promised tomorrow all we got is today
With each sunrise there’s a brand new start
So take a deep breath and go and follow your heart

And dare to live
Live to learn
Learn to dream
And you gotta dream big

You gotta take a risk
And risk it all

‘Til your all is all you have to give
You gotta dare to live

So take the chance
Make the choice
Start writing your own story

I’m gonna dare to live
I’m gonna live to learn
I’m gonna learn to dream
And I’m gonna dream big

Take the risk
And risk it all
‘Til my all is all I have to give
I’m gonna dare to live

Yeah oh yeah

I’m gonna dare to live

Yeah

I’m gonna dare to live

This is one of the best photos I have taken of a Callas Lily
They are just across the road from me
This morning I decided to take my camera and photograph them.
DARE TO LIVE
There’s a big old world outside of my door
Ain’t gonna sit and watch it spin by no more
‘Cuz it ain’t slowing down or waiting on me
I’m gonna grab what I can while it’s within my reach
I took this one with the bumble bee also this morning.
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Music in pictures: Chasing the sun

This gallery contains 6 photos.

http://autumninbruges.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/music-in-pictures-contest-chasing-the-sun/    CHASING THE SUN [Tom] I’m better, so much better now I see the lights touch the light? We’re together now I’m better, so much better now Look to the skies Give me life We’re together now [Max] We’ve only … Continue reading

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Music in Pictures Contest: A whole new world

A Whole New World


I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?


I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride.

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we’re only dreaming.

A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I’m way up here
It’s crystal clear
That now I’m in a whole new world with you
Now I’m in a whole new world with you.

Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feeling
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky.



A whole new world
Don’t you dare close your eyes
A hundred thousand things to see
Hold your breath – it gets better
I’m like a shooting star
I’ve come so far
I can’t go back to where I used to be.

A whole new world
Every turn a surprise
With new horizons to pursue
Every moment red-letter
I’ll chase them anywhere
There’s time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you.



A whole new world
That’s where we’ll be
A thrilling chase
A wondrous place
For you and me.

http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/movies/aladdinworldmid.htm

Photos: Kapiti Coast New Zealand (2009)

The Kapiti Coast (formerly known as The Golden Coast) is the name of the section of the coast of the south-western North Island of New Zealand that is north of Wellington and opposite Kapiti Island. It falls under the jurisdiction of the Wellington Regional Council.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapiti_Coast