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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Bloodborne launch tomorrow! Are you picking any of these up?
Russian Photographer Captures The Cutest Squirrel Photo Session Ever
Weekend inspiration. -Emily
Chunnaic mi eadar-theangachadh de dhàn leam
ann an duanaire de bhàrdachd ghaoil à Alba
agus bu neònach leam gun robh an càirdeas
nach do mhair agamsa ach trì seachdainean
(ged a luidir an t-uisge-stiùir mi fad bhliadhnachan)
an sin an ainm a'ghaoil a mhaireas.
Bu neònaiche buileach na h-ìomhaighean --
cuid a ghineadh ann an òrain Ghàidhlig eile,
cuid a tharraing saighead a' chomhardaidh a-nuas --
is iad nan seasamh gu borb sa Bheurla,
gun iomradh fiù 's gum b' i a' Ghàidhlig
a' bhean-ghlùine dhaibh no am bogha.
Bitheadh an tàcharan ag imeachd --
tha a chaolan dhòmhsa air sgaoileadh;
ma labhras e ri feadhainn mu chàirdeas sìorraidh
gach beannachd leotha 's guma fada beò an gaol ac',
nach ionann fìrinn na beatha is fìrinn na bàrdachd.
I saw one of my poems translated
in a book of love poems from Scotland,
and it felt strange that an affair
that only lasted three weeks
(but in whose wake I floundered long after)
was there in the name of eternal commitment.
It was stranger yet to see the images --
some born of other Gaelic songs,
some brought down by the arrow of rhyme --
standing naked and incongruous in English.
with no mention that Gaelic
was either the midwife or the bow.
But let the changeling make its way --
its umbilical cord with me is cut;
if it speaks to some of enduring love
may theirs be the blessing of love that lasts,
but let this particular revelation be mine
that reality and poetic truth are not the same.
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I’m having a great time at Congress it’s Saturday night so we’re half way through, there are still two days to go. The talks I have been to have been of a very high standard and have given me much food for thought and new avenues for research.
From Helen Smith’s talk on Friendly Societies I learnt about their role in society, what some of the acronyms stand for IOR -Independant Order of Rechabites and the OFG – Order of Free Gardeners and where I may be able to find records.
Carol Baxter’s talk on surnames has me thinking of names more in the way they sound rather than how they’re spelt. Carol told us that to an illiterate person their surname has no spelling.
Following The Gold by Carole Riley had special significance for me because so many of my ancestors were miners and I now know more about the gold mining process and the areas where Australia’s gold mines were located.
Richard Reid spoke eloquently and touchingly in Stories of the Western Front relating stories of Diggers who lost their lives as well as ones who returned. He also told us about records we could access other than the National Archives’ attestation papers such as the Red Cross records.
Another talk focusing on WWI was by Jennie Norberry. Jennie covered a lot of ground in her talk from defence force records to personal record collections. She told me that to find out more about my grandfather’s WWI service I should contact the National War Memorial for help with finding Unit Diaries for the Anzac Mounted Division Signal Squadron.