Mindless ranting and raving by the wife of a Christmas Tree Farmer.
Sunday, July 04, 2010
Mony a mickle maks a muckle!
The boys have been doing loads of extra chores lately to earn money for their trip to Scotland. They leave this afternoon with my parents and are giddy with excitement.
"Mony a mickle maks a muckle" basically means "Saving a small amount soon builds up to a large amount" which is what the boys have learned recently from earning 25c for vacuuming a room or 50c for brushing the dog, etc.
Whilst in Scotland, the boys (with my parents) will stay at Delgatie Castle in Turriff. Lucky things. They'll attend a Highland Games, visit castles, meet relatives, see where I went to primary school in Rothiemay (which is where my Dad went too) and try out all kinds of Scottish specialties like Haggis, white pudding, highland toffee and more.
Mum has created an activity book for them each so they can journal their experience in a treasure hunt fashion where they have a bunch of things they need to keep their eye out for during the trip. Wonder what they win if they complete the mission...