Hope you are loving life as it should be.For the first time I am going away to a retreat for New Year. My mother died recently and she always favoured a Scottish Ne’erday over Christmas.I will read some Burns for her at oor ceilidh.
I ventured onto the website issuu.com and published a wee introduction to bibliotherapy. I have been asked to talk about it to Napier University staff in January and previously gave this outline also at Napier in October.
Looking forward to going there, then on Burns birthday I go to the Scottish Parliament as Maggie’s Lanarkshire have been invited to a reception with the health minister and others. Spreading the message of how writing and reading is good for you!
Wee bit of The Star O’ Rabbie Burns by Robert Thomson
To sweep the strains o’ Scotia’s lyre
It needs nae classic lore;
It’s heart o’ pith and native fire
That warms the bosom’s core.
Let kings and courtiers rise and fall,
This world has many turns,
But brightly beams, abin them all,
The star of Robbie Burns.