IMPORTANT: Address Change

My blog will still be operating, however the new purchasing of cards and prints will be under construction for some time. Hope you understand and bear with me.

The address of this blog has been permanently changed. "Donnadidit" no longer exists and will not show up on any search engine. It is important that you ...
1. Grab my button which will automatically bring you here ... or...
2. Change the name (dorothydonnaparker) and the URL on your reading and/or receive list. (Blogroll) ... or ...
3. make it super easy on yourself and subscribe by email.

If you have any questions, please contact me by email. Don't want to loose you. Love you too much. :o) Donna, Doni, Lady D xoxo

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sir Ian Laughlan, OBE

An unlikely candidate for Knighthood, Sir Ian met his match with his Royal title when he dragged a small lamb from a fast flowing creek, saving it's life, and thus allowing the lamb's Mama to keep her sanity. Amazing story really. Hit all the British rags and took the country by storm. The Queen had absolutely no choice but to bow to the pressure of the public and award him a Knighthood as well as an OBE for the tremendous contribution of saving a life
and family.

Sir Ian Laughlan, OBE
Painting Sir Ian brought back a lot of good memories of my time in Scotland.  I lived in Glasgow for awhile after arriving from Europe and before heading to London to live.  The working class Glasgow accent is a truly amazing one - it took me about three days to 'catch it', and I'm usually quick to pick up accents.  If anyone is familiar with the old Glasgow of the 60's, I lived in Clydebank, close to the Clyde where the big ships were built.  I spent those days pretty much not having a clue what was going on in the household.  One of the phrases which came to mind today was this one.

"Whit's fur ye'll no go past ye."
This one basically means 'whatever is meant to 
happen to you, will happen to you"!  (You can see my 
issue with the Glasgow ways)
That's all for today my lovelies.  Hope you had a great weekend.  Thanks for dropping by to have a look.  See you soon.  



Valerie-Jael said...

A Scot in Mexico! Love your new 'Sir', he seems to have a very noble constitution! Hugs, Valerie

Sandy said...

The more I read the more I get a picture of your life. It seems to me that you have ended up in a grand place with wonderful colors that suit your personality. I spent a week in Scotland and could not understand a word hardly - and they were speaking English!!!! Your "Sir" looks like a disheveled Scott come down from the hills to see if the grass is indeed greener on the other side! Love your work and your vivid imagination!!

Nancy said...

Love Sir Ian's locks. He's a hero and earned his knighthood.

patty said...

It's all so interesting, Donna! Great stuff and I kinda like the saying too. And your site is looking so radiant and gorgeous!!

NatashaMay said...

Love your new place and a beautiful painting to welcome us. :)

Lenna Young Andrews said...

got your new feed donna, thanks for the heads up! Your site is looking good!

Carolyn said...

Donna, love what you are doing to your blog and especially your blog button. I am so pleased that you will eventually add items for sale or least to view and URL where they can be purchased.

As for Sir Ian...what a gentlemen he is.