Keeping Up With The Frasers

Dec 30, 2013 by

If you didn’t get Jamie Fraser in a kilt for Christmas, despite your heartfelt appeals to Santa,  Starz has just released new Jamie tidbits to make your New Year brighter.

First up is the latest photo of Jamie and Claire together, contemplating a plant, perhaps a medicinal one Claire will use in her new occupation as official healer to Clan MacKenzie.  Starz did not indicate where this scene falls in the overall plot, but it’s ever so much fun to speculate.  Ron Moore tweeted that four episodes “are in the can” (7:22 PM – 29 Dec 2013), so perhaps this scene is before Jamie and Claire get married.  In any event, I love Claire’s dress–I expect we’ll be seeing copies of it on the Highland Games and Ren Faire runways soon.

Next is a new lesson in the How To Speak Outlander series, in which we learn how to pronounce Craigh na Dun, the portal through which Claire travels to 18th century Scotland:

 

If you’d like to see what a Scottish standing stone portal might look like in Outlander, take a gander at the background image for my blog. Those stones are the famous Ring of Brodgar,  a Neolithic henge and stone circle on the isle of Orkney in Scotland.

 

In case you missed the first How to Speak Outlander lesson–the ALL IMPORTANT one in which Sam says the word “Sassenach” in his lovely Scottish accent (hold on to your panties before you listen)–my review of it is HERE.

 

Starz also sent us holiday greetings from the cast of Outlander, including Sam with a wee doggie:

 

 

There has been no release date set for the Outlander series;  it was originally slated for the Fall 2014 season, and I am hopeful that Starz will meet that target date.

Ye ken, my heart can nae stand much more waiting for that Hielan laddie, Jamie Fraser.

 

Another of my posts about Outlander and Jamie Fraser is HERE.

Want to know more about Diana Gabaldon’s books?  Click HERE for her website and HERE for Amazon links to the entire book series.

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Christmas Trees and Santa’s Kilted Helper

Dec 12, 2013 by

THE KILTED HOTTIE OF THE DAY–Christmas tree shopping is always more fun when Santa’s helper dons a kilt…

Santa honey, one little thing I really need…
The deed… to a platinum mine, Santa baby,
So hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa cutie, and fill my stocking with the duplex and checks;
Sign your ‘X’ on the line, Santa cutie,
and hurry down the chimney tonight.

Come and trim my Christmas tree with some decorations bought at Tiffany;
I really do believe in you;
Let’s see if you believe in me…

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing… A ring…
I don’t mean on the phone; Santa baby,
So hurry down the chimney tonight

Hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry, tonight!

 

SANTA BABY,  originally recorded in 1953 by the divine Eartha Kitt

 

Here’s a lovely cover of  Santa Baby, by Celtic Aussie songbird, Kylie Minogue–her dad has Irish roots, and her mom is Welsh:

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Put Some Kilts Under the Tree

Dec 5, 2013 by

Treat yourself and your friends to a Merry KILTED Christmas with the Kilted Up 2014 Calendar!

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Give the gift of our KILTED UP calendar this year! Everyone loves men in kilts, and our Kilted Up 2014 calendar features twelve REAL men, wearing real kilts, and looking pretty darn fine.  Just $14.99 now at Lulu.com– this year’s calendar sales will go in part to support The Wounded Warrior Project, a well-known charity which benefits America’s wounded veterans.

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Why Did Jamie Fraser Cross the Road?

Nov 8, 2013 by

What would prompt handsome Scottish Highlander Jamie Fraser to cross the road? It willna be a skinny lass that draws his attention, ye ken.

Jamie Fraser willna cross the road for a scrawny woman...

Jamie Fraser willna cross the road for a scrawny woman…
original photo: Photographer Ed Miller. Copyright © 2013 Starz Network.

 

James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser, aka Jamie Fraser, is the romantic Highland hero of Diana Gabaldon‘s Outlander series of historical romance books set in 18th century Scotland.  Jamie is known for both his emotionally moving conversations with Claire, his wife, and his dry sense of Scottish humor.

To much fanfare and appreciative gasps from Outlander fans all over the world, Scottish actor Sam Heughan(pictured above) has been cast as Jamie in Starz’ upcoming cable series “Outlander”, based on Gabaldon’s books and now filming on location in Scotland.  The television show is being produced by Ron Moore, well known screenwriter and producer of shows such as Star Trek:TNG and Syfy’s original series, “BattleStar Galactica”.  “Outlander” is expected to debut summer, 2014, on the Starz premium cable channel.

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Good Man or Good Single Malt?

Oct 27, 2013 by

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or maybe one leads to the other…stay positive, my friends.

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