Life has taken on a leisurely pace at the moment, however I still find the time to promote the Ulster Scots Culture in schools - when the opportunity presents itself.
Tuesday morning Mark T and I visited Kircubbin Integrated Primary School for a morning of Ulster Scots music, history, language and song. As usual we were made very welcome by the staff and a group of enthusiastic children.
Mark T spoke to the children about the Ulster connection to Scotland including language and we both demonstrated with the help of the children, to play a number of musical instruments and we even had time for a couple of 'sing alongs'.
Sadly Ards and the Ards Peninsula have been very much neglected - with little or in some cases no investment in the Ulster Scots Culture - perhaps in time!
Anyway perhaps another time to speak on that, however Tuesday proved to me that promoting the Ulster Scots Culture through education is the best way forward for our tradition providing it is delivered in a high quality professional way.