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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Playing with Words on wordless Wednesday

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 Last Friday, January 15th we took a beautiful 45 minute walk in the
Turnberry neighborhood...which is just about two blocks from home.
As we walked about we decided the area took on a bit of Scotland in the names.
We drive thru there a lot but little we have never walked there.
Since getting there requires lots of Walk and Don't Walk signs to cross a very 
busy eight lane road divided by a median we drove to a close by shopping center.

out it was a BERRY good idea

We saw lots of interesting street names, Wee Burn, Troone, Plaza, Turnstone, Sleepy Hollow
Contour and Calton, 

We thought there was just two ways in and out of the 
neighborhood but we learned there were more.

I like words and names and often wonder about origins.  I googled a few of the street names

Turnberry is a golf resort on the Firth of Clyde in Ayrshire, southwest Scotland. It comprises three links golf courses, a golf academy, a five-star James Miller-designed hotel from 1906, along with lodge and cottage accommodations.

The search on Troone asked me to enter a birthdate I entered mine

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Portugal approximately on 975. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

Wee Burn

Wee means small in size or extent. [Scottish, informal] I've got a wee kitten in the flat. He just needs to calm down a wee bit.
Burn: In local usage, a burn is a kind of watercourse. The term applies to a large stream or a small river. The word is used in Scotland and England (especially North East England) and in parts of Ulster, Australia and New Zealand.

Sleepy Hollow
A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere. — Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" The story is set in 1790 in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town (historical Tarrytown, New York), in a secluded glen known as Sleepy Hollow.
This was a fun walk and helped met talk

Today's Wacky January Holiday is National Cheese Lovers Day
we are avid lovers of all things cheesy here.
TASTY dish
3 ingredient biscuits recipe at the bottom
We especially liked them because they are bite size and 
we can eat more. 

3 ingredient biscuits
1- 8oz package of canned biscuits
4 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 tablespoons of crumbled blue cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Cut biscuits into quarters, arrange in two 8" round baking dishes.
Melt together the butter and blue cheese. Pour over biscuits in 
both dishes.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown
 I am not a big fan of blue cheese;  however, these biscuits were really tasty.


  1. Interesting to see your Scottish-themed neighbourhood. Although the blue skies are somewhat unfamiliar...
    'Troon', without the 'e', is another town in SW Scotland famous for its golf course. I'm wondering if someone got confused about the spelling!
    Cheers, Gail.

  2. we had no clue that sleepy hollow really exists, but now we can maybe see it with our own eyes... isn't that great? and we love the biscuits... the color is so fabulous golden brown, that they should jump directly from the screen in our mouth...

  3. Those biscuits look yummy ... and seem easy!

  4. It is strange that Troone asked for your birthdate. If it is misspelled Google usually asks if you meant Troon.
    I know it wasn't misspelled where you are, but I assume they took the name from Troon.

  5. A cool neighborhood to walk around and explore. I'm not a fan of blue cheese either.

  6. The biscuits look delicious... SSNS loves Blue Cheese. Interesting neighborhood and names for the streets. Good Morning!

  7. Hari OM
    Well.... actually Turnberry is a village, with a castle (birthplace of Robert the Bruce), a wonderful lighthouse and lots of other attractions. It just happens to have a golf course too. As does Troon. As I was spotting a theme OTHER than Scotland, I checked and found that Wee Burn Golf Course (CT) is #5 in the list of top 100 USA golf courses...and Sleepy Hollow is in NY. So the town planner was clearly into punting balls along fairways!!! YAM xx

    1. PS - Contour are golf course constructors and I wonder if Calton is another mis-spell as Google keeps selecting Carlton (as in Ritz-Carlton) golf courses... Yxx

  8. There is a Turnberry not far from us but it's only one street. Those biscuits look so yummy! Thank you for the recipe!

  9. Sleepy Hollow sounds like a place I'd like! My Dad says he'd like the biscuits!

  10. Umm..*.tiny voice*...will any other cheese than blue, be okay?
    I love neighborhoods like that. Glad you featured this one! My maiden name is very very British And once in Cha'lit, my boy drive me past a subdivision which was called by my maiden name. Of course we HAD to drive through. Next time, I'll follow your good example and see if there are British names as streets. XO

  11. What a fun place to walk and explore. Those biscuits look delish!

  12. What a wonderful place to explore. Beautiful too.

    Love the definitions.

    Thank you for joining the Wordy Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop. We are so alike.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug, honey. ♥

  13. How about we take the blue and change it to parmesan. Mmm

  14. We are going with Timmy on the biscuits (Mom is allergic to Blue Cheese). and we love how the developers "theme" districts! Turnbury is really interesting! How cool that it is so close to you! Have a marvellously happy day!

  15. Interesting area. Biscuits sound yummy.

    The Florida Furkids

  16. 975 !!! ??????

    C ya don't look a day over 21 :) just wondering when ya gave up watch making for quilting !! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  17. What a fun street sign tour! And I'll be trying your simple recipe! Cheers!

  18. Yummy biscuits and very interesting word studies!!! We have a neighborhood in our city called Turnberry. Many years ago shortly after the homes were built, several houses collapsed as the ground below them gave way. They were on a big hill/cliff. Fortunately no one was injured.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  19. Our neighborhood roads are named out of the Wild West: Overland, Adobe Drive, Prairie Trail, Longhorn, Rawhide, Covered Wagon, Cactus Drive, etc. We don't know who came up with those names.

    Those biscuits look very yummy!

  20. Great post. I learned a lot and the recipe sounds yummy, thanks for sharing. XO

  21. I love the street names. I once lived two streets over from Anchovy Avenue and now live on Louis Lane (not Lois, but Louis)

  22. Quite interesting. But wondering, did they even HAVE watches way back then?

  23. I loved this post? The word "wee" was used frequently by my Irish relatives.

    I had to giggle when you were focused on words on this wordless wednesday. You are the ultimate rule breaker ;)

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  25. Yes, Ma's Gma (Irish through and through) used the word 'wee' all the time. Ma even uses it now and again! Anyhu, what a cool walkie! Just think how much better it would have been with an Airedale (with Poodle feets)!!! Just lets me know next time....😉
    Ooooooo, biscuits!!! yes please!!!!
    Ruby ♥

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