i am not much for traditional scot, celtic etc music. but yes runrig is another group i like. but, i guess, being a jazz enthusiast, i really love the wild mix if jazz/gaelic/world sound of the faeries. i went crazy the first time i heard them on streaming net radio. there is a guy who has a jazz sound w pipe too, don't have any of his cd's yet...but plan too. he is fabulous. prefer instrumental...rhythmic ...sometimes, pounding music to work by. voices distract me when designing figuring a fitting together problem or whatever.
i would think that "norse" heritage has a lot to do with the saxon invasions of earlier post roman times? i think that that area and those islands were some of there first footholds on the now british, isles.
oh yeah...i am a geek, too! lollol! been an enthusiastic fan of ALL things historical all my life. read a lot on the british isles fr prehistoric times thru roman etc. big fan since childhood of all things arthurian. :))
i know what you mean about taking it all for granted! lol one place i lived i never went anywhere w/o my camera for the first uear or so. one morning as i drove into work there was the most beautiful shot of sea gull perched on old dock piling, sun just about to climb over the ridge across from a bay nearing low tide and the sea gull and it's perch with a perfect reflection in the glassy stillness of the calm waters and the thin tendrils of mist rising behind...ahhh...it was such an incredible shot! but i was soooooo tired! i tjen formulated one of my more profound ideas :)). ...the area was so beautiful...you could stand in one spot...turn turn turn. every degree of turn ...take a pic...and it would be spectacular. got to work..another long day... and years down my many roads i still clearly hold the image of that sea gull and the early morning wonder surrounding it. the wallace clan seem to be rather large...sorta like the brits and their "smiths" "smyth" whatever...so, tho i DO know my gr grmother was a chiefs daughter - ergo, indian "princess" ..i DON'T know if i am a direct descendent of one of scotlands finest. would be nice tho..eh? which island did you live on...my fav -fr photos and reading - isle of skye (sp sorry) mostly because of my fav group the peatbog faeries, :)) tho there is another but can't think of name just now, my brain is soooo fuzzed up w this cold i have been fighting w for the last couple weeks! :(( but would love to hike all of them and of course, every nob, hillock, mound, peak and big rock of the highlands! lol
yes, i have been quilting for 30 years. lollol...but idon't count the quilts/projects...just the years since i started and finished my first quilt. longarmers weren't around then for private quilters like you and i. so...i taught myself to machine quilt w walking foot and quickly progressed to fmq for more freedom of expression.
as for catching up...you do know that at the bottom of the current comments on main page, that "more" link will take you back several days. but every group of which i have explored their links will take you back a year and sometimes more. site seems to have started in march 2011.
glad to see you back, i used to read all your comments. i have net friends in england holland etc...nice to add my favorite country - scotland to my list of web friends! & i don't have a "bucket list" but if i did, it would to hike every hill, mountain & peak in the highlands & all the coastal islands. :)) i am an american "wallace" thru mu mgrfather.
welcome back, briony. had not seen you comment in so long, thought maybe you were one of "those" people - you know, who really quilt, not just talk about it online, like moi lollol. ..no not really, got two done for christmas for grd..almost finish top for friend and will finish after holidays over. at any rate, nice to see you back.