ramblings of an optomistic spirit

09/11/2012

Dreich

Dreich (Old Scots origin)
"A combination of dull, overcast, drizzly, cold, misty and miserable weather. At least 4 of the above adjectives must apply before the weather is truly dreich."
 
 
I love the word dreich and today I can truely say we have had at least 4 adjectives.


So returning home from work it's lamps on

 cook a scrummy chilli con carne for tea
curl up in front of the fire and sip wine
thats the plan for tonight.
 
........and oh before I forget
our gorgeous pup now just over 5 months old
passed puppy class
 
have a lovely weekend  :-)
 




 

22 comments:

  1. Congratulations to puppy (and you!)
    Isn't dreich a marvellous word - there is no English equivalent..enjoy a cosy evening.

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    1. I love the word and its very apt especially today.
      Chilli consumed and wine being sipped :-)
      Annie

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  2. I'm afraid we had sunshine here, what a contrast to your other photographs!
    Hope you enjoyed your chilli, we are having that tonight too.
    Congratulations for passing puppy class, how cute with the rosette.
    Sarah x

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    1. Yeahhhhh firstly Sarah I figured out how to reply :-)
      Chilli was scrummy hope yours is too.
      Hmmmm enjoy your sunshine
      Have a lovely weekend.
      Annie x

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  3. What a wonderful plan.

    I like *novembre weather* because you are allowed to do *nothing* but chilling!

    ♥ Franka

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  4. Thank you for your comment Franka, have a lovely weekend. :-)

    Annie

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  5. Is dreich pronounced the same as "like." I like dreich weather, maybe make it a little warmer though.

    I don't know why but I find it interesting that people eat chili in Scotland. And I guess you spell it "chilli." I'm having colcannon. Not really.

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  6. Dreich rhymes with seek, and its a great word.
    Chilli makes a change from haggis :-)

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    1. Indeed it was, there was actually torrential rain when I took the picture but it doesn't show.

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  8. Congrats to the darling pup! Wine by the fire sounds great.

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    1. Hello Mary Ann, thankyou for your comment.

      Annie

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  9. One of my favourite Scottish words, sounds just right for its meaning - love 'blether' too! Bx

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  10. we have some really dreich days up here as I am sure you remember, but when its nice its stunning :-)
    Blether yep another great one.
    Annie

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  11. Our weather has not be dreich, but we had a couple of windy and chilly days over the weekend. We got spoiled having a spectacular summer that continued until last week.

    What is the origin of dreich? Our friends from Cornwall taught us the term "a nazmuth of scud". Don't know if I am spelling it right, but in winter we definitely have days with a nazmuth of scud and some with more than a nazmuth.

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    1. Lucky you getting spoiled with a spectacular summer !
      I believe the word dreich is an old middle english word, that was used in the english and scots language but now only remains in the scottish dictionary.Never heard of "a nazmuth of scud" till now.Will try it out on a few folks and see what reaction I get :-)

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  12. Your pup is a cutie - watching the telly perhaps? Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks for your comment, actually he was watching the log burning stove and our other dog that was layed infront of it.

      Annie

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  13. He's Broll That's great to you & me! Luvin the blog Annie.

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    1. Isn't just although living in dreich weather isn't and its been dreich for days now. :-(

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Thanks for dropping by.......I love reading your comments ♥
Annie.