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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In Memoriam

(In Memoriam may refer to:

In memoriam, a Latin phrase that directly translates as “into memory”, examples of its uses can be found in obituaries and in epitaphs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Memoriam#Songs )

 

IN MEMORIAM

Albertus Stephanus Kruger-

Bert

Born :

17 January 1959

Death:

18 August 1993

Buried:

26 August 1993, Mooifontein cemetery(2274) Kempton Park, South Africa

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17 August 1993

Committed suicide by

shooting himself through his temple.

Hospitalized : 3 pm Evander Hospital

By ambulance to Johannesburg hospital

Where he was on life support till

11 pm 18 August 1993.

I had to decide to stop the support

and donated his kidneys and heart valves for transplantation.

IN MEMORIAM OF A DEAR HUSBAND AND LOVING FATHER

REST IN PEACE

Begrip vir mense

Kolossense 4: 6

Wat julle se, moet altyd vriendelik wees en van goeie smaak getuig; en julle moet weet hoe julle elkeen behoort te antwoord.

Gratitude : My first contribution in sharing gratitude

GRATITUDE

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Colline at

http://collinesblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/sharing-gratitude/

is going to dedicate a post every Wednesday on

GRATITUDE

 Everybody is welcome to tell what made you/them grateful

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/gratitude.html#M7OXATcUIdGvt698.99

Someone or somebody who lighted the flame in me is

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my son

and

Trompie