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Outlandish Swap V: The Fiery Cross

Scottish clans were originally a Highland way of life. The Highland clan was, above all things, a family; a family in which everybody believed they were all, from chief to blacksmith, descended from one founder or progenitor. They regarded themselves as very close kinsmen. This Swap is dedicated to such clan families and will be organized into four clans.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Score

Lasses, this week there were 36 responses sent in out of a possible 51. That is 71%. Braw job! There were no perfect scores, so we will take the ones with 1 incorrect score. We had one lass from each clan ~ Beauchamp's representative is Elsbeth, Camille from Clan Fraser, Ceili from MacKenzie and Shaydy from Murray. Ye do yer clans proud, lasses!

Clan Standings:

Beauchamp ~ 10 participants are: Lady NF, Ealasaid, Nemetona, Muirne, Isobel, Brianna, Elspeth, Imogene, Morven and Suisan

Fraser ~ 9 participants are Camille, Nannag, Morgana, Margaret Simpson, Molly, Sassenach, Phaedra, Lileas and Bourgogne.

MacKenzie ~ 7 participants are Siobhan, Kinley, Leigh, Catriona Duncan, Ceili, Ide, Isabelle

Murray ~ 10 participants are: Ceitidh, Morrigan, Latharna, Catriona Anderson, Joan, Marsali, Mary, Mona, Eileen and Zella

Beauchamp and Murray are once again tied for participation, but Fraser and MacKenzie were verra close.

The scores:

Beauchamp: 50 + 5 = 55 (Winner)

Fraser: 43

MacKenzie: 28 + 1 = 29 (Early Bird)

Murray: 40 + 1 = 41 (Sneaker)

Awards and Special Notice:

Early Bird goes to Siobhan of Clan MacKenzie.

Sneaker award goes to: Joan of Clan Murray. Her email was received at 11:57 pm on October 19th.

Elspeth of Beauchamp had her name drawn out of the hand-knit felted cloche by Kellan's lad, Ian. He stopped reading "The Best Storybook Ever" to do the deed.

Honorary mention goes to Nemetona of Clan Beauchamp as our Cross Clanswoman. She was Sly as a MacKenzie, but cute with it. She didn't send in an obvious link to correspond with her answers, but explained away, in true Scots style, a tale to link them and had me believing that was what I was asking for. For M. Voltaire, she assured me that as a special dinner guest he needed a special place mat out of fine french linen so she linked a pattern. For Devil's Cauldron I was totally convinced that 'Boil, boil, toil and trouble' coupled with 'this one is all wet' needed a recipe for soup from 'What Soup is bubbling at the Cauldron'. Boil = bubbling, toil - well, if you are making soup it is a toil, wet = soup is wet and it is in a cauldron. I wanted to mark everyone else who didn't send these links as wrong!

We have another honorary mention. Claire's Glass Face. This would be Imogen of Clan Beauchamp. She had to confess that she didn't pose her response as a question. Some people are unable to lie. (Imogen - we love Claire. You have her face...you got your point!)

Respectfully submitted,


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