Today is the birthday of Robbie Burns, the 18th century radical Scottish ploughman poet. All over the world, people of Scottish descent are celebrating with Burns Suppers, poetry readings and much playing of bagpipes. I've been a fan of Robbie Burns' poetry and songs since I was a teenager. My favourite Burns poem is "To a Mouse." My favourite Burns lyrics are for those lovely songs "Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon" and "My Luve is Like a Red, Red Rose."
Her Royal Highness is also celebrating Robbie Burns Day. She absolutely insists on having haggis for supper tonight instead of Tender Vittles.