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How to conduct yourself in a strange land

There are few things more peculiarly Scottish than square Lorne sausage.

There are many and varied things I enjoy far more than square sausage, but on a Sunday morning when one is hungry and in need of sustenance in a short timescale, then it has no rival. This is particularly so if accompanied by a slice of black pudding and/or a potato scone and put in a roll.

For added enjoyment, cooked outdoors on a camping stove it’s even better!

Anyway, the point of all this culinary pornography is a new Japanese tourist guide to Scotland.

The BBC takes up the story:

Another report on the story is here

Lorne sausage, council houses, Irn Bru, whisky, rounds and kittys.

That’ll be all the main points covered……..


Big In Japan

My correspondent uknetpools (Kevin) sends a link to this fantastic speeded up film of a Torii arch (as featured in my recent post about Nagasaki) and views of Mount Fuji.


Diamond Dog

Toronto Tam sends me this link to a touching film of a dog staying loyally by its injured friend in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. The translation can be seen by going to the film’s location on Youtube where it is provided underneath the video:

Monkey Business

I’m sure we’ve all heard the expression ‘A monkey could do that job’ (Quiet at the back!)

BLFP correspondent and ‘spotter’ John O’Hare brings my attention to the following: