Wednesday, 21 November 2012

The Pipes, The Pipes Are Calling!!

Well ... my name may not be "Danny Boy", but there's something about the skirl of bagpipes that stirs every drop of Scottish blood in my family tree ... and with names like "Kippen", "Menzies", "Duncan", "McLean" and "MacGreggor" hanging from those tree branches that's a LOT of blood being stirred! Tee! Hee! Hee! So it was very exciting for this lassie of Scottish descent when the retirement village where I work once again hosted a visit by the QLD Police Pipes and Drums yesterday. OCH! AYE!! :0)

The visit is part of the QLD Police Service's public relations program and, as for previous visits, the gathered residents LOVED it! There's nothing quite like the echo of bagpipes across the hills. :0) Since I know there are a few of you out there who are like me and love to see burly blokes wearing kilts, I thought I'd share a few photos.

The pipes in full swing under the direction of Pipe Major Pat (The cutie on the left!!)

Hazel introduced the musical items, shared a little about the QLDPPD and explained traditional items of their uniform.

This is a pretty special photo ... the pipers and drummers with the father of the recently inducted QLD Police Commissioner ... the band's 'boss'! Tee! Hee! Hee! Duncan (the handsome senior gentleman in the flash Tam 'O Shanta!) was button-busting proud to pose with the band members ... what would you expect with the surname of Stewart! :0)
Here's Duncan posing for the local newspaper with Pipe Major Pat on the right and another of the pipers on the left (I missed his name - oops!!). Both pipers originally hail from Scotland and I LOVED listening to them speak ... that lovely rolling bur ... SIGH! :0)

Another of our residents, Alec Armstrong ... another fine Scottish name there! Tee! Hee! Hee! ... enjoyed a chat with Ian (on the left) and Pat on the right ... gee ... Pat ended up in a few photos ... can't think why! Tee! Hee! Hee!
After the concert, band members enjoyed a morning tea with our residents, chatting and answering questions ... probably fielding a few requests for their next visit! :0) All in all ... not a bad way to spend a work day, really! Tee! Hee! Hee!
Hope your week is going well and that you're managing to find some time to enjoy creating. Til next time ...




Chookyblue...... said...

how funny I know one of the's a small world........

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

What a lovely visit for your residents Kris. You can't help but tap your foot when the pipes are piping!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Michelle Ridgway said...

The pipes, the pipes are calling...?oh I love a man in a quilt..especially a piper. Thanks for sharing. I bet your residents loved it.

Polly said...

Gotta love guys in skirts!! LOL!!

Mistea said...

The things you have to do in the guise of work!

Looks like a lovely day all round.

Unknown said...

The pipes, the pipes is calling! I'm having like an LSS on that phrase. lol Scottish people are adorable. I like seeing guys in a skirt. It's more manly.
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Susan In Texas said...

Ah Kris, you should come to Canmore, Alberta for the Highland Games. It's nothing but caber tossing and kilts, kilts, everywhere kilts!

Happy Thanksgiving from here in the states,
Susan in Texas (actually in Wisconsin for the week)

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