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Paca: From Acting, Advocating, To Creating a Story of Their Own

Diana Gabaldon’s timeless story has brought to the forefront themes of humanity, war, honor, hope, and the strength of bonds. Powerful characters and poetic narratives continue to captivate audiences, but it is also the degree of historical accuracy, of both the book and television show, that continues to bridge fiction to reality. A series beloved by millions has inspired a movement to reflect and pay tribute to the poignant events of the past that undoubtedly influenced the course of history. The rippling effect of Outlander’s global success opened doors to many unforeseen possibilities. Whether it be to relive literary destinations, celebrate the diverse history and heritage of Scotland, or to help expand the artistic community that celebrates this treasured story, Outlander continues to be a catalyst for connection and change across the globe.

We at Timeless Sass3nach Journeys have marveled at Outlander’s ability to pave new pathways to highlight and explore Scotland’s alluring landscape. Following new visionary concepts takes courage. However, when you surround yourself with kindred spirits who share the same aspirations to bring attention to the stunning backdrops of this series, one can most certainly find strength, certitude, and purpose. Paca, The Clan, is one such group that celebrates the value of friendship – building upon each other’s ideas, skills, and talents. Their natural and unstoppable camaraderie has led them to expand their roles to advocate for Jacobite history, support their local communities through charitable endeavors, and continue the Paca story by writing a screenplay to tell the story of a united group of Highlanders beyond the devastation of Culloden.

We are pleased to present our most recent interview with Grant McGregor from Paca. Come and discover their story and the progress of Grant’s period drama, Paca: After Culloden.

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How to Make A Blouse With Andover Fabrics

Have you ever been shopping or spent time in your local hobby store and found yourself suddenly inspired? This is exactly what happened to us during this DIY project. We are always trying to find ways to support our creative outlets outside of our professions. It helps to not only reduce our stress, but it also enables us to feel good about enhancing our skills as sewing and craft hobbyists. We at Timeless Sass3nach Journeys have featured a few of our designs throughout this category on our blog. However, today we want to share our latest sewing project using an Outlander themed fabric. Continue reading How to Make A Blouse With Andover Fabrics

The Lass in a Mini Kilt and Boots Gives Outlander Tours

The tourist opportunities within Scotland are endless. When traveling abroad, one wants to connect with the people, landscape, and culture of the country. Having a guide that knows her way around is vital.  If that particular guide has a tie to your most favorite novels and television show – that’s a BONUS!

Andrea Middleton, owner of Mini Kilt Tours, is quite familiar with Scotland and set locations from Outlander. She took time to answer a few questions from Timeless Sass3nach Journeys regarding her tour company and affiliation with the TV show. 

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The Golden Globe Awards: A Fan’s Journey

Every year we look forward to watching the Golden Globe Awards. Watching favorite stars honored for their performances in film and television is enthralling. For a moment, the nominees can be seen beyond the characters they portray through candid interviews that discuss their perspectives or personal reflections on their achievements, as well as those of their peers. It is exciting to celebrate the artists that unite cinematography, music, and storytelling to enable audiences to feel inspired, incite dialog, or even expand the imagination. This year, the 75th Golden Globe Awards had greater meaning to us at Timeless Sass3nach Journeys. Caitriona Balfe, our favorite actress, was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance in a Television Series.

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A Sass3nach’s Outlandish New York Minute – Barbour and The High Line

When traveling, we often tend to find some type of connection to Outlander. The hustle and bustle of New York City doesn’t sound like the type of environment where Jamie and Claire would come to mind, but it does when there’s Barbour and The High Line.

Lady K was traveling with family when the opportunity to visit a Barbour store to see Sam’s new collection arose. The unexpected walk along The High Line created a mental link with Claire. Here, we share her Outlandish New York Minute.

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Classic Homemade Scones Just In Time For The Holidays

Finally, Quinn was obliged to draw breath, giving Jamie the chance to stick a word in edgewise.

“No,” he said definitely. “Not for all the tea in China.”

Quinn’s long face creased in puzzlement. “China? What’s China got to do with it, for all love?”

Ah. Another of Claire’s sayings, then. He tried again. “I mean I will not try to persuade my uncle Alexander to pry this thing out of FitzGibbons’s hands.”

-Jamie & Quinn

-The Scottish Prisoner, byDiana Gabaldon, Chapter 3

Who doesn’t love the wealth of sayings that are elicited from Claire Randall Fraser during moments of frustration, passion, or to share points of humor? Better yet, we love it even more when Jamie attempts to utilize her quick responses and statements as his own,  such as this one found in The Scottish Prisoner. Isn’t it remarkable to think about how a literary character can become so appreciated and admired by avid readers and series audiences alike? With Diana Gabaldon’s poetic words and the Starz team’s uncanny ability to capture the best qualities of these beloved personalities, there is cause for so much celebration! To honor one of our favorite heroines, we have chosen to revel in the gallant nature that comprises Claire Randall Fraser in order to celebrate her strength, ingenuity, compassion, and dedication to her family. As mothers and wives, we can certainly relate to her on many levels – particularly in providing and caring for those we each hold most dear to us. It is the personal connection Jamie and Claire have to each other and their family that reminds us that there will always be this shared perspective that continues to link the 18th and 21st century:

“If you have the love of family, a few dear friends, food on the table, and a roof over your head – you are richer than you think.”

-Unknown

As we enjoy the magic of this holiday season, why not try one of our favorite recipes that is guaranteed to bring your entire family or dearest friends to your own hearth. Preparing the table in traditional holiday fashion will bring your own clan closer together, just as Claire and Jamie often did for theirs. This particular recipe is a family favorite that was found hidden in my mum’s collection. Baking is a favorite past time for us and always brings us closer together across generations. We have made these scones on many occasions and they never disappoint!

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Our Thanksgivings for Outlander and Beyond

This time of year is full of activity – shopping, Black Friday deals, Cyber Monday mayhem, cooking, and baking. It’s an extremely busy holiday with very little downtime, and we know you can relate. However, as Thanksgiving approaches, we ponder upon things for which we are grateful: family, friendship, our passion, and our health. Our year has been fortunate so, in today’s blog, Sass3 would like to express gratitude for all that we have accomplished, especially through Outlander!

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Celebrating The Artist Among Us: The Journey of Teri Biglands

Outlander has the ability to make you feel as though the world around you has been forever changed. It is this visceral attachment to this fictional world, the transformative insights we can draw from the passages we have read, and the superb manner in which the content has been visually adapted to the screen that enables the audience to wholeheartedly invest in the story and all that surrounds it.

For many of us, we show our devotion by following fandoms and reading as much as we can gather about the production of the series. However, for others, Outlander has been the catalyst for creativity and design. As we look at the wealth of talent that is within our marvelous fandom, it is always special to meet and discover the artists among us. We have found, on many occasions, that we are taken back by the level of innovation and craftsmanship these individuals bring forward as they express their admiration for this series. If you have a curious mind like us, it is only natural to want to follow their journey to discover what Outlander means to them.

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Insight Editions: Outlander Notecards and Stationery Set

We love all things Outlander! …and this new fan product by Insight Edition is one you will definitely want to add to your collection. As mentioned in a previous Timeless Sass3nach Journeys blog article, Insight Editions carries a wide array of fandom merchandise. From posters to journals, one can find something fun and useful.

For those who enjoy sending a message the old fashioned way, Insight Editions has produced Outlander Notecards and a Stationery Set that even includes sealing wax – replicating the 18th century.

Let’s take a look at these pieces as we delve into the lost art of letter writing…

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Our Journey to Cosplay with AbbyShot

Outlander is a story that is appreciated well beyond the boundaries of traditional entertainment. For us, it will always be more than a book or television series. Diana Gabaldon’s stories speak inherent truths we all can relate to within our own lives. The journey she takes her readers on allow moments of reflection, enable deeper understanding of relationships, offer hope, and, most of all, encourage strength and resilience. It is easy to identify with each character in some way – perhaps through the emotions they expressed, the choices that they made, loss they experienced, or in the traces of humanity that easily come to life through the poetic words of Diana Gabaldon.

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