scottish sweets


James McAvoy wishing good night is giving me an orgaSWEET DREAMS 

The Signs As Cat Breeds

Aries: British Shorthair - sweet, affectionate and loyal

Taurus: Himalayan - gentle, calm and sweet-tempered 

Gemini: Birman - affectionate, gentle and faithful

Cancer: Javanese - playful, devoted and loyal

Leo: Manx - Intelligent, active and fun-loving

Virgo: Abyssinian - playful, curious and high-spirited

Libra: Persian - Perfect Companion, placid, sweet-tempered

Scorpio: Siamese - Social, dependent and loyal

Sagittarius: Bengal - Playful, gregarious and energetic 

Capricorn: Ragdoll - Docile, mild-mannered and congenial

Aquarius: Scottish Fold - intelligent, sweet-tempered, soft spoken and easily adaptable

Pisces: Norwegian Forest Cat: Curious, active, playful, family oriented 

Jiayang Fan reviews Sweet Afton:

As the Scottish bard Robert Burns must have known well (“My muse! Guid auld Scotch drink! . . . Inspire me, till I lisp an wink”), few things are more intoxicating than the pairing of poetry and a good pint. To name a pub after a two-hundred-year-old pastoral ode to serenity, then, seems like a natural move—especially if that pub, housed in a former smoke shop and owned by three Irishmen (proprietors of the Wren and the Penrose), unabashedly exalts in the riparian.

Illustration by Andrea Kalfas

Aries: an oatmeal cookie dipped in sweet tea
Taurus: making perfume from flowers and running bare feet
Gemini: you talked like a hurricane and smelled like the sea
Cancer: a bunch of balloons floating upwards, endlessly.
Leo: you are my rock, the steady boat docked at the harbour 
Virgo: i don’t understand myself, there’s just too much armour
Libra: i remember a wine stained dress and a long taxi ride home 
Scorpio: i think of scottish highlands and sweet honeycombs
Sagittarius: words are not enough to describe all that you are
Capricorn: i never understood you, you’re a puzzle i can’t solve
Aquarius: you hold entire universes, you know how to break hearts
Pisces: you are an ever-changing sunset, a true piece of art.
—  about people i know