Monday, September 14, 2009

My name is Dana, and I'm obsessed with Scotland!

Have I mentioned that I'm obsessed with Scotland?  Love everything Scottish, can't wait to go to Scotland someday....if I liked Whiskey I would so drink Scotch Whiskey, I love Walker Shortbread cookies and Robin Williams' impression of a Scotsman.  Ok, that last one isn't really Scottish--but it IS funny!

I think my obsession began when I married my hubby--my married name is KEITH.  We have a Castle near Aberdeen, Scotland.  Well, WE don't, but my hubby's ancestors did.  It's Dunnottar Castle and The Amazing Race Season 3 had a pitstop there! My favorite show EVAH AND my favorite country!) A cousin traveled to Dunnottar Castle a few years ago and when they arrived, and signed the guest book and discussed they were KEITHs, the Castle caretakers took them out to dinner!
Wow, this post is already too long--but I'm not even to the best part of my story--so hang with me.
Then I read the novel OUTLANDER, by Diana Gabaldon.  Fantastic book if you're a girl and you like Sci-Fi, time travel and nursing.  There's a love story in there.  Fanstastic book--I've read it 3 times (and it's the 1st in a series of 7, all over 700 pages each).  OH, so OUTLANDER takes place in Scotland, it's also an historical fiction.

So, I've done some research into the Keith Clan and bought hubby a proper Keith Clan Tartan tie--it's a Navy/Green plaid.  Beautiful.  I have thought about acquiring for myself a Keith Tartan throw, or coat even...but they're soooooo expensive.

Then I'm shopping in Macy's last week and see the Dooney & Bourke Handbag display and they have red and NAVY TARTAN handbags! Seriously!?! They should have just named the "navy" as "KEITH TARTAN (MODERN)" It looks EXACTLY like it.  Someone over at Dooney & Bourke must be a Keith!
Well, I just HAD to get this for myself as an early birthday present!  Oh, would you like to see a picture?  I've linked to my Facebook page--I was quite excited when it arrived today so I posted over there as well.
But, enough it is: (*SQUEEEEEE*)

It's been soooo long since I bought myself a proper handbag--this has leather straps and I can REGISTER IT.  How crazy is that!?!
Anyway--welcome to my crazy world.  I should totally have a card to accompany the greatness that is this cute handbag.  So I will think about that and in a future post have a very Scottish-type card for you!


Mariam Kobras said...

Okay, Gabaldon.... you forgot to mention one SIGNIFICANT trait of her novels, though.... LOL!!!

I would take that purse off you in an instant, btw. It's gorgeous!

Leslie Hanna said...

I love the Outloander series and have read ALL of them! I plan to re-read them now that I am out of other books.

That is Navy? Not Black Watch? I had a thing for Black Watch in my youth. I am over it. But I fell in love with Scotland when I was there in 2000, and would go back in a heartbeat! I want to spend more time in Edinburough (sp?) and more time in the Highlands. Beautiful country! How cool that you have a family castle!!

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