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Willied
11-30-2006, 12:15 AM
Hi folks,

Just thought I'd join this forum as I've taken up writing again. Used to write book upon book when I was a child but gave it up. Have come full circle now and am looking forward to getting my first short story finished.

Cheers
Willied

Cath
11-30-2006, 12:18 AM
Welcome indeed. I think you'll find many other people who've joined for the same reason.

Say hello to sunny Scotland for me! :D

sassandgroove
11-30-2006, 12:26 AM
Well Hello! Will you call me 'love'? I love it when guys call me 'love' with an accent.

Scarlett_156
11-30-2006, 12:27 AM
Hi there! :)

Willied
11-30-2006, 12:32 AM
Thanks for the nice welcome,

I would say hello to sunny Scotland, but as usual its raining.

And yeah Sassandgroove I'll call you love, you would not be able to understand my accent thou.

And heres how my accent sounds........

Och, I'm awa tae git ma tea fae the shop, u wantin ony hing.

Which roughly translates in to English as,

O, I'm away to get my food from the shop, are you wanting anything.

Cheers
Willied

Cath
11-30-2006, 12:41 AM
Raining? In Scotland? Never. **disbelief**

Ye frae Fife or summat? Dis nae sound like a Glasgae accent tae me. :)

Little Red Barn
11-30-2006, 12:43 AM
Hi Willied, Welcome, and I am so going to visit Scotland one day!:)my dream... kimmi

Willied
11-30-2006, 12:55 AM
Ha you got it! What a good knowledge of Scots accents u have.

I was born and bred in one of the mining villages. Infact Ian Rankin, author of the Rebus novels actually grew up in the same street as me, although he's slightly older than I am.

Bufty
11-30-2006, 01:03 AM
Welcome, Willied. :welcome:

Dollywagon
11-30-2006, 01:08 AM
... and another one.

Aberdeenshire (but English!!!)

Willied
11-30-2006, 01:13 AM
So you'll be having your buttery's ever morning then?

Aaaa ain't the Scots tounge great, distinct variations in accent from area to area. Even the villages in fife have thier own accents.

Willied

Ol' Fashioned Girl
11-30-2006, 01:15 AM
Welcome from Oklahoma!

Bufty
11-30-2006, 01:16 AM
Looks like the spellings vary from place to place, too, Willie, eh? :D

Haggis
11-30-2006, 01:22 AM
Now who could make you feel more at home than a haggis?

:welcome:

Dollywagon
11-30-2006, 01:25 AM
I have grown to lurrrvvv butteries!!!

Anybody got a decent recipe for making your own?

CaroGirl
11-30-2006, 01:46 AM
Hello back atcha from Canada, eh! Land of wide open spaces, back bacon and great beer.

I might go "oot and aboot" but "Yeh can nae fool a canny Scot!"

Cath
11-30-2006, 01:54 AM
Ha you got it! What a good knowledge of Scots accents u have.

I was born and bred in one of the mining villages. Infact Ian Rankin, author of the Rebus novels actually grew up in the same street as me, although he's slightly older than I am.

I lived in Kirkcaldy for nearly ten years, so I know the area well - wave hi to the Firth for me. :D

Nickie
11-30-2006, 02:02 AM
Hello Willied, and welcome to AW! Just keep on writing!


Nickie

Dylan
11-30-2006, 02:08 AM
Welcome m`dear. You`ll have had your tea?
(Although I am a Weegie born n` bred and as everyone knows, we west-coasters are much more generous and cheerful.Heh-heh.)

sassandgroove
11-30-2006, 02:15 AM
So you'll be having your buttery's ever morning then?



Willied

Buttery's?

Mystery1
11-30-2006, 02:51 AM
Hi Willied

san_remo_ave
11-30-2006, 04:42 AM
Willied,

Welcome to AW!

wyntermoon
11-30-2006, 04:50 AM
Aberdeen Butteries Rowies Recipe:

Butteries are named after their high lard content. They are also known as morning rolls and rowies and are a traditional Aberdeen roll. The best way to describe their look and taste is a saltier, flatter and greasier Croissant. Which doesnae sound nice, but these are really delicious and filling for breakfast. They can be eaten cold and many shops, garages etc sell them pre buttered for anyone snatching an on the go breakfast. I love mine toasted, buttered and with strawberry jam, washed down with a mug of tea. Chalmers bakeries make the best Butteries around. I've never seen them sold outside of Scotland. There are now vegetarian butteries on sale in many shops.

Ingredients For Aberdeen Butteries:


250g butter
125g lard
1 tablespoon soft brown sugar
500g flour
2 teaspoons of dried yeast
450ml warm water
Pinch of salt


Baking Directions For Aberdeen Butteries:


1. Make a paste from the yeast, sugar and a wee bit of the warm water and set aside.


2. Mix the flour and the salt together. Once the yeast has bubbled up add this and mix well to a dough and leave to rise.


3. Cream the butter and lard and divide into three portions.

4. Once the dough has doubled in size give it a good knead then roll into a rectangle about 1cm thick.

5. Then spread one portion of the butter mixture over two thirds of the dough.

6. Fold the remining third of the dough over onto the butter mixture and fold the other bit over - giving three layers. Roll this back to the original size.

7. Allow to cool for 40 minutes.

8. Repeat stages 5-7 twice more.

9. Cut the dough into 16 pieces and shape each to a rough circle and place on baking trays.

10. Set aside to rise for about 45 minutes then bake at 200c for 15 minutes.

http://www.scottishrecipes.co.uk/butteries.htm

I had to look!

Welcome to the Cooler! :D

Azure Skye
11-30-2006, 06:23 AM
:hi:

Sean D. Schaffer
11-30-2006, 08:19 AM
Hi folks,

Just thought I'd join this forum as I've taken up writing again. Used to write book upon book when I was a child but gave it up. Have come full circle now and am looking forward to getting my first short story finished.

Cheers
Willied


Congratulations on your short story work. I wish you the best of success with your endeavors.

Welcome to the Water Cooler.

:welcome:

rhymegirl
11-30-2006, 09:11 AM
Welcome Willied.

I couldn't sleep so I figured I'd stay up and welcome people.

Hope you enjoy it here at AW. :)

BruceJ
11-30-2006, 11:07 PM
:hi: , Willied.

I spent the summer in Scotland one morning.

Actually, I did live in Yorkshire, Eng, for a few years and got up to Scotland several times. Mostly the Montrose/Brechin/Edsell area, but around other spots as well. Beautiful country (biased - I'm a Stuart on my paternal grandmother's side. So, when do we reestablish the monarchy?)

Welcome to the clan!

sassandgroove
11-30-2006, 11:17 PM
Thanks Wynter, I printed out the receipe.

Willied
11-30-2006, 11:54 PM
You don't need to be biased to say Scotland's beautiful... it just is!!!

We can re-establish the monarchy anytime, just as long as you become the monarch so I don't get imprisoned in Loch Leven tower.

CBeasy
12-01-2006, 07:09 AM
Welcome from America!

K1P1
12-01-2006, 11:18 PM
Hi Willied, let me join the others in welcoming you to AW. It's been a long, long time since I was in Scotland. I have fond memories of sitting in a friend's mother's back garden at high summer, having tea with oatcakes and lemon curd.

jdkiggins
12-03-2006, 06:37 AM
:welcome: to the Cooler, Willied!

sthrnwriter
12-03-2006, 02:32 PM
:hi: Willied. Welcome to AW!