Category: History

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Armorial Register

My coat of arms has been recorded in the International Armorial Register http://armorial-register.com/arms-sco/burden-gm-arms.html

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GLOBAL WARMING?

I have to admit to being confused about “global warming” myself. What I do read suggests that the province of Nova Scotia where I live is under a kilometer of ice about 80% of...

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CHECKING OUT THE SIEGFRIED LINE

Cruising along the highway near Monschau, Germany, my partner Stella suddenly screeched to a halt and pointed out a line of tooth-like concrete structures stretching at least a kilometer or more into the distance....

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EXPLORING THE ROSSLYN CHAPEL

Our first day in  Scotland found Stella and I cruising by the legendary Rosslyn Chapel, home of the Holy Grail…at least in Dan Brown’s novel, The DaVinci Code.  Though we hadn’t expected to visit...

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I am wearing a skirt!

An invitation from Nova Scotia’s Lieutenant Governor J.J.Grant recently arrived in my mailbox to attend a celebration at Government House in Halifax in honour of Scottish Heritage day.  Of course being a Scottish feudal...

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Getting ready for Europe

The suitcase is half packed, shoes are polished and and my blazer dry-cleaned.  I am getting ready to fly to Europe! On September 5th we will attend a gathering of the Scottish Baronage where I will...