Wednesday, 20 August 2014

A Weekend In Another City - Glasgow

Last weekend involved another early start, another EasyJet flight and another place to explore. Michelle and I headed up to Glasgow for Glasgow Summer Sessions. Ten minutes before our plane landed the skies turned from clear and sunny to grey and cloudy. Stepping out of the plane felt like stepping into another season. It. Was. Cold.

Luckily the weather improved throughout the day and by the time David Guetta played his headline set it was slightly warmer - a caprinaha might have helped, as did seeing my picture on the big screen as part of the Bose #ListenForYourself campaign. On Sunday we explored the city, trying to stay indoors as much as possible! Michelle, Tommy and I explored the modern art gallery which with free entry and four different exhibitions was the perfect cultural antidote to the festival the day before.

Despite the weather I had a super time - it always feels like a much longer weekend doing something completely different and this was only my second trip to Scotland. The people were warm enough to make up for the awful weather - strangers helped us find our way around when we were looking a little lost and a Scottish couple at the gig taught me that "aye" means "yes"! I didn't fancy any haggis at the hotel breakfast buffet but it was good to have another taste of Scotland - I'll bring an extra jumper next time!

Scottish vending machine! Irn Bru is everywhere - I would have tried some if it wasn't so cold but the bright orange colour does scare me a little (southern wimp, I know).
A hotel room bigger than my flat (not difficult). We stayed at the Thistle which was perfectly located i.e. practically next door to the M&S food hall.
Saturday mirror selfie with Mish hanging out in the background! Thank goodness for M&S kids' section for my waterproof!

Windswept selfie!

Windswept Selfie take 2.
David Guetta on the stage.
Sunday mirror selfie - Oasis dress, New Look leggings, Primark socks.

The city was still decorated for the Commonwealth Games - loved these signs,

Tardis!

GoMA was the perfect indoor destination for Sunday morning.

Couldn't resist.

Such a beautiful use of an old building.
We were mesmirised by this piece of art - a cardboard city comprised only of churches. The artist spend eight hours a day for five months to make this. That's dedication.
Warming up with a macha bubble tea.

Good-bye, Glasgow!
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6 comments

  1. Great pics, looks like you had a great time

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  2. I'm so jealous that you saw David Guetta! Was going to have a mini ibiza holiday to see him this year but it fell through : (

    x

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  3. What a gorgeous mini break! I've never been to Glasgow, yet ANOTHER city on my list I must visit :) <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

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  4. It looks like you had an amazing time! xx

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  5. Looks like you had a lovely time :)

    Vicky xx
    Lots of Love, Me.

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  6. Ahhhh those beds look comfy! I'm currently on a roadtrip around Canada and I've been sleeping in my car for a bit more than two weeks now ahah! x

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