Residents at Goodson Lodge recently enjoyed the celebrations of Burns Night, the annual evening of feasting which commemorates the life and work of Robert Burns, renowned Scottish poet from the 1700’s.
The day was marked with Burns themed decorations, Scottish music and of course the traditional evening meal.
As chef Markland wheeled in the offerings, traditional piper’s music was played and residents were invited to enjoy a meal of Haggis, ‘neeps and tatties’ with whisky sauce and a creamy cranachan to finish. Markland played the part, as always, donning a tartan sash and headband, although he drew the line at the kilt! Many residents keenly tucked in to the haggis although some shied away from the opinion dividing meal, opting for a more familiar flavour. For those who had never dared to try a haggis before the feedback was generally that the taste resembled that of a herby faggot, not at all an unpleasant experience. Residents laughed as they were offered a small wine glass of Irn-Bru to wash the meal down.
Goodson Lodge always aims to mark these special events on the calendar as it helps residents to remain connected to the wider society as well as providing an interesting topic of conversation and a chance to reminisce on years gone by.