Taken this past weekend at a Bar-B-Que.

Burns Night 2014

Just a quick snap from the Burns Night Celebrations Held by The Caledonian Society in Oslo this past weekend. Here the guys are singing Happy Birthday . It was Robert Burns 255th birthday

Singing Happy Birthday Robert Burns.

Chain of Office

Chain of Office by Davidap2009
Chain of Office, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

The President Of the Caledonian Society of Norway (Left) hands over the chain of office to the new president.What makes this shot for me is the the two paintings in the background observing the ceremony.

How To Make a Haggis

Thats right it says “Make a Haggis” because as any self respecting Scot will tell you nothing tastes better than those that are caught in the highlands when in season. At all other times you have to make do with factory farmed imitations. Still you can get very near the taste of the real thing if you find the right s and someone who knows how to put them together.

So here goes.

1. Find yourself a tame master chef that has an over the average interest in Scottish culture:


2. Hopefully Nr 1. Has a kitchen big enough


3. Invite friends and make sure there is plenty of Whisky at hand.


4. Get Chef (Nr 1) to explain what to do while not trying to look too sceptical.


5. Try not to laugh when The chef is talking.


6. Try not to look too horrified . More whisky can be used to calm first time nerves.


7. Quality control is of utmost importance


8. Things go a lot quicker with friends on hand.


9. Add salt and seasoning. to the mix.



10. Toast your oats.


11. Add these to the mix together with some liquid stock.


12. Get a New Zealander to test the consistency before steaming.


13. Get congratulated on a job well done.


14. Cook for 40 mins and enjoy in the company of good friends and Whisky.


And there you have it . Don’t try this at home :0) Have a great weekend.

Mr Espen Welin-Larsen

Mr Espen Welin-Larsen by Davidap2009
Mr Espen Welin-Larsen, a photo by Davidap2009 on Flickr.

Meet Espen allround good chap with his own Catering company.
I took this while attending a Haggis Workshop. Don’t snigger! It’s true. I spent a pleasant evening up to my elbows in hearts,oats and kidneys, Not to mention Whisky.