Wednesday, October 15, 2014

It's no secret

We watch way too much t.v. I'm obsessed with Claire's knitted wardrobe on "Outlander". I tried listening to the audio book and thought it was a tad brutal, so never finished. Indeed the movie version is equally brutal. Those ancestors of mine were a right bunch! I'm sure the Camerons and the McDougalls were up to much the same as the Frasers. Seems like Scotland was a dire place.

The present motto of the Clan Cameron is "Aonaibh Ri Chéile," which roughly translated means "Unite" or "Let Us Unite." This motto is usually used in conjunction with the more accepted "Five Arrows" crest and is also presently used on the Armorial Bearings of Cameron of Lochiel.

As for the McDougalls. "Victory or Death". Not much has changed folks!

This was the first little capelet that I was in love with

This cowl is simply to die for, but I hope Claire doesn't die in this.

On the tall and "WEE" waisted Claire, this looks sublime.

Just perfect for prancing around the forest with the grandchildren.

I know, I know this is some sort of FUR, but honestly, if you had to live in these conditions in Scotland in 1700, "you'd not be a 'wearied' by what was round yer neck"! This can be replicated in Faux. Those cabled wrist warmers.

This is Jaimie Fraser. The Professor is descended from the Frasers. Oh my.

And now the perfect musical segue to "George Gently" where Miss Ebony Buckle sings a little ditty with a Celtic accent.

Ebony Buckle is a talented musical theatre actress. She has a bachelor degree in Music and Opera Singing from the University of Queensland in Australia and a postgraduate diploma in Musical Theatre from the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London. Her musical stage performances include Les Misérables, The Marriage of Figaro and the opera A Midsummer Night's Dream.

In case you are unable to watch "Great Estates Scotland" on you local PBS station, this is a link to the wonderful work that Prince Charles has and is doing to bring back one of the most depressed areas of the British Isles.


  1. I do believe the cowl, is all about the material it is made from...
    It is beautiful and chunky, isn't it?

  2. I love Claire's knitted wardrobe! The little capelet when she was romping in the woods with the children was adorable!
    I've read all of the books. They are wonderfully....saucy :)