24 hours in Glasgow + the Commonwealth GamesMonday, August 11, 2014
Between work and life there hasn't been much down time for hubby and I of late. So a few weeks back when we remembered that we had some 2014 Commonwealth Games Tickets floating about our flat somewhere the hunt was on to find them and book us a ride to Glasgow!
Luckily I have a super-lovely tea drinking friend that lives in Glasgow, whom I met while living in Japan many years ago, and have been planning on visiting for the last five years. So after a quick 'facebook conversation' we had somewhere to rest our heads too.
And I was excited... old friend catch ups, a new city to explore and tickets to the Commonwealth Games.
In addition to all of the above one of the key highlights for me was discovering how beautiful Glasgow's city edges are. Indeed Glasgow has lots of green spaces to kick back in... the Botanic Gardens, walking along the River Clyde, the River Kelvin and Forth and Clyde Canal in addition to the city parks.
Yes it rained (we were in Scotland!) but look at how lush and green everything was...
As the Glasgow city brand claims: 'People Make Glasgow', and I would have to agree. On the tube, in a restaurant, walking down the street and so on there was always someone who wanted to have a natter with us. Yes, Glaswegians are much more friendly than us London folk!
And when New Zealand bet South Africa in the Commonwealth Games woman's hockey bronze medal match I was pretty happy. (Picture lots of wooping and waving of arms.)
And check out that moody skyline!
Have a great week everyone.