Many fans sent very swanderful movie posters for our Live Action Movie Poster Contest. This made it an extremely difficult decision for us so we decided on 3 winners, that will each receive an art cel.
Stacey ( @aitenshimisha )
Katie ( @bonesmakenoise )
Thank you to everyone for participating!!!
Can be loosely translated to mean "for the sake of old times".
Robert Burns' famous poem, 'Auld Lang Syne', has become a key part of New Year celebrations across the world!
The Scottish poet's birthday is also celebrated this month, on the 25th January, known as 'Burns Night'!
Robert Burns - Scottish Poet
Also known as Rabbie Burns, this famous poet and lyricist is also referred to as the National Bard and Ploughman poet, as well as the National Poet of Scotland.
The poems of Robert Burns include the famous poem, 'Auld Lang Syne', which is traditionally sung at the stroke of midnight to bring in the New Year as friends and family link arms and celebrate the start of another year.
In Scotland, Auld Lang Syne is also sung at a number of other occasions including Burns Suppers, The Last Night of The Proms and The Edinburgh Military Tattoo!
Although there are several verses, it is commonly the first verse and chorus that are sung for New Year celebrations, particularly in English speaking countries (where words and phrases in the poem are sometimes translated or reworded).
In many places, the tune gets faster and faster each time as people sing and dance!
You can find the first verse and chorus below!
Traditional First Verse and Chorus
(English Speaking Countries)
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll take a cup of kindness yet,
For auld lang syne!
Scrumptious Six Step Scottish Shortbread
This delicious treat is traditionally eaten as part of New Year celebrations, particularly in Scotland where is it is traditionally served to 'first-footers' (people who first crossed the threshold on New Years Day) as they are said to bring good luck!
2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour 1 cup (230 grams) unsalted butter, cubed and softened at room temperature 1/2 cup (120 grams) sugar (best if granulated in a blender until very fine)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Butter a 8x8 inch square baking pan.
3. Place the sugar, flour, salt and butter in a food processor and pulse until combined. The mix should look like coarse breadcrumbs but be soft and pliable so that it comes together in a dough when you press it between your fingers.
4. Place the mixture into the greased baking pan and firmly press the mixture down.
5. Place the shortbread on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until light golden and firm.
6. Allow to cool then serve!
TOP TIP Prick the shortbread with a fork before placing the shortbread in the oven. To make cutting the shortbread easier, run a knife across the top of the mix and score where you are planning to cut later.
Store the shortbread in an airtight container for up to several weeks.
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(Tomato, Avocado, Pomegranate)
Serve as a dip with tortilla chips or on a bed of lettuce as a salad.
6 peeled and chopped roma tomatoes
2 peeled and chopped avocados
Chop tomatoes quite small, add to a bowl with a bit of salt to start the tomatoes sweating.
Add the avocado to the tomatoes
Add seeds from the pomegranate
Stir in coriander, start out small and add to taste, up to 2 tablespoons
Squeeze in some juice from the lime, and grate in some lime peel zest to taste.
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