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‘Tartan’ Diary entry no.3

Dear diary,

It has been a while since I have had time to stop and write, as there has been so much to do in the preparations for the great gathering ahead.

So much to think about and so many decisions to make..

The most pressing one has been kilts and tartans, whether to get these made to order or ready made, and which tartans to select and for what reasons?

To stay true to the clan, the event or what just feels right?

I have been scouring the planet for options, with obviously the most choice available in scots-land, but also some original findings in the Americas as well..

I have learnt much about the variances in colours, stripes and details and with our scots – surname belonging to a few septs we have more than a few choices to choose from. But with choice comes consternation and contemplation, and so the enlongated process continues of finding the perfect tartan for the event!

Then there is the style… the great kilts, ancients kilts, or phillabeg? casual or formal?economy or utility …. the list goes on.

I am sure when the right one presents itself and the process flows then my decision will be guided in the direction it is meant.

I guess we will have to all wait and see?

Just adds to the anticipation and the excitement I guess?

Of that we luckily still have plenty!

Signed your sighing sassenach,
Michaela

2018-07-07T10:23:47+10:00July 7th, 2018|

Sassenach scribblings…Wedding Diary entry no.2

So I have been given such affirmations and synchronicities as cannot be ignored … I am on the right path and all is well.

I am unequivocally supported to take notice of all the signs that be and look to the meaning in all things.

Whilst seeking the practicalities of the gathering ahead, and searching for ‘artifacts’ that would suit such a glorious and reverant occasion, my birth mother finds a pewter tankard in a second-hand shop here and passes it onto me.

She did not realise or even notice however, that on the bottom of this tankard was inscribed a name, a name we all know and love … Unbelievably, it was the name… J. Fraser!!

So methinks that I am well supported on this path towards the great gathering of the clans. Things certainly feel very aligned and all things being connected means that nothing, absolutely nothing happens by chance. It all happens for a reason.

So it flows and follows for Scotty and I too, and I believe indeed even you too are connected to us now for a reason as well. So it is and shall be that we are one on this journey. It is all meant to be, I feel that in my very bones, my blood, and my body as well..

With love for now, Michaela (Sassy-nach)

2018-06-30T10:26:44+10:00June 29th, 2018|

Sassenach scribblings…Wedding Diary entry no.1

I am a sassenach, an English outsider of this land, seeking the historic connection of the old and the wisdom of healing with plants. Healer by trade and herbalist by nature. Here in this land of Australis, I met a Scott, whose family hailed from Scotland. A connection was made that could never be broken.

For 16 long years I have dreamt of the wedding of my faerie-tales.. bagpipes drifting over castles and lochs; lassies and their laddies wearing kilts and feasting with a great uniting of the clans.

So it feels right now as if I somehow got lost in my own romantic daydream. To be married like the highlanders of old to my Scotty the scot in a kilt.

If it were not for my quieter moments when I feel the rising buzz of excitement within my being, I might not believe it was real at all.

So this feeling compels me to further contemplate what do I need to gather for the great gathering?

Firstly a courageous spirit and a strength of heart. To stand strong, proud and comfortable in the skin of who I am. Second, to stay present with this gift and breathe through every moment and take it all in.

So then breath by expectant breath and step by tentative step, I journey towards “I Do” at the Craigh na Dun of Glen Innes and into the future with my Scot!

With love for now, Michaela (Sassy-nach)

2018-06-30T10:29:06+10:00June 23rd, 2018|

Lallybroch

Outlandish organisers Judi and Julie warming up at Lallybroch. They can’t wait to October!

2018-06-14T14:20:23+10:00June 8th, 2018|

David Berry will be joining us at Outlandish 2018!

THIS IS HUGE!

David will meet fans on Sunday morning at 10am and answer questions about Outlander.

Then you have a photo opportunity with David in front of the Standing Stones.

10am Special Guest – David Berry
Question and Answer Session 10am – 10.40am
Photos and Signing with Fans 10.40am – 1pm

For lasting memories, a professional photographer will be on site to take photos with our special guest.

2018-05-28T15:08:58+10:00May 25th, 2018|

Aussie Outlander fans

A huge thanks to all the Aussie Outlander folks who visited Glen Innes last year! What a terrific bunch of fellow Outlander fans!

We look forward to seeing you again at the Outlander Gathering in October 2018!

Credit: Photos by Colin Wood – Aussie Outlander Fan Club Dancers

2018-01-08T14:47:01+11:00January 6th, 2018|

Learn how to speak Outlander

Start preparing your accent for this October. Learn how to speak Outlander.

Lesson 1: Sassenach

Lesson 2: Craigh na Dun

Lesson 3: Mo Nighean Donn

Lesson 4: Laoghaire and Geillis

Lesson 5: Colum and Dougal

Lesson 6: Rhenish

Lesson 7: Je Suis Prest

Lesson 8: Castle Leoch

Lesson 9: Tùlach Àrd

Lesson 10: Dinna Fash

Lesson 11: Slàinte Mhath!

2018-01-08T08:35:51+11:00January 6th, 2018|