Friday, February 17, 2017

A Wee Scotsman

Daddy John:  I've been doing some heavy genealogy research lately, and Pete Dakota has now expressed an interest in it as well.  He was utterly captivated to learn some of my heritage is from Scotland (starting with my great grandfather on my father's side).

He's busy discovering all things Scottish.

Pete: A am nae a sassenach!

I found him a great kilt on Shelly's website Sasha Doll UK.  I think he looks well smart.  I dug through my grandmother's steamer trunk (in which I keep the family 'heirlooms') and found him a hat to go with.

The hat was purchased by my great-grandfather on a trip back to Scotland in the early 1900s.  He bought it for my grandmother and her china doll.  It's a little big for Pete.

Of course, cultural immersion would be nothing without sampling the cuisine...

Pete: Haggis is what?!  I'll stick with these biscuits, ta.

Or reading up on historical figures.

Pete: You've actually been to Loch Ness, Da' John?
Daddy John: Aye, laddie.  But we dinna see the monster.

Benjman Roy: Do you believe in Nessie, Pete Dakota?
Pete: Oi, mate, call me Pete McGregor noo.


SimplySasha said...

How cute! I have never been to Scotland, but plan to move from England, lock stock and SEVEN dogs up there towards the end of the year and settle near Edinburgh when the house I want is built.

Rosie said...

What a bonnie Lad - there's nothing better than a guy in a kilt!

Dee said...

What a handsome lad you are in your we kilt! My sister lives up on the coast of Scotland, above Aberdeen in a place called Cullen , we are going to visit her I the next year or so.
We want to look for Neesie while we are up,there, as we have one of his relatives living in our garden 😏

Gregor Daddies said...

Dee: Pete McGregor says: "Don't forget your camera! If you see Nessie you'll want to take pictures!:

Angelo's Papa said...

Your wee laddie looks great in kilt and Aran jumper. And that hat - fabulous and with a story, too! Thankfully, he has the legs for kilt wearing. And, no - I won't ask what he's wearing underneath!

NeverUschi said...

That kilt suits him so well, he must be Scottish! I hope you can find some in scale bagpipes for him.
Love his sweater, too!

Gregor Daddies said...

Daddy Steve says: Yes, bagpipes! Just as long as he doesn't practice in the house!