As I’m typing these words I’m sitting in the corner of the Starbucks cafe on Buchanan Street, drinking a cereal latte with oat milk and watching people going up and down with their shopping bags. I was hoping to get a table at the Hotel Chocolat café on the ground level of Princess Square – they do insane hot chocolates – but here I am blogging about Glasgow life from Starbucks, and this is as instant as it can get! Glasgow life
^^ University of Glasgow ^^
^^ Found Cruzy’s brother in a book at the University shop ^^Funny to think that back in the good old days of me studying and blogging from Newcastle, this was my typical style of blogging; I’d find a corner in a cafe, turn on my laptop and start pouring my soul and thoughts into a blog post. Nowadays, with so many social media platforms, everything is a ‘latergram‘ and blog posts are highly curated projects, mostly posted days after they happened…which is good and bad at the same time; good because it pushes my creativity to higher levels and bad because it makes me skeptical about posting spontaneous, unplanned posts like this. Not today though! I have time and a camera on my hands, so I’ll do that blogging thing old school style. (And if you are still here reading this after what felt like the longest introduction ever, THANK YOU! 😊).
Back to Glasgow life…
I came here on Thursday for a change from the Aberdeen scene – if you are new to this Blog, I used to live here briefly in 2013 before moving to Aberdeen, I love the city and I have the fondest memories from my time here. To me Glasgow, is the best city in Scotland and I know I’m largely biased saying this but really what’s not to love? It’s a vibrant, lively city, the architecture is amazing (there is a strong link between Glasgow’s and New York city’s architecture as they were both built at the same time!), people are friendly and there are so many places to eat/drink and things to do, Glaswegians are truly spoiled for choice!
I stay in my old flat in the West End, I’m incredibly grateful to still have the keys of it and have my friend’s approval to visit and stay here any time I wish (if you are reading this, thank you!). The flat is situated opposite the Kelvingrove Museum so naturally this was the first place to visit once I arrived followed by a walk through the park up until the University campus.
Jeans: Levi’s, top: H&M, sneakers: Adidas, trench coat: Zara, bag: charity shop finds for £0.50! (so proud of this find)
By the way this is what I was wearing today, since I have no one to take a picture of my outfit I took these pictures quickly in the fitting rooms at H&M earlier this morning and before slipping into the trousers I wanted to buy but you told me not to on my Instagram Stories poll. Noted, I left with empty hands!
^^ the trousers that I *almost* bought! ^^ Glasgow life
Since then, I did loads of shopping and I went down my typical sightseeing route that I religiously follow everytime I’m here which goes like this: Glasgow life
-Kelvingrove Museum & Gallery
-Buchanan Street, Princess Square
-The Lighthouse (because the views from the rooftop are unbeatable)
-Walk down Clyde River
I also wanted to visit People’s Palace but it’s sadly closed for the season. But enough with the words, here’s a visual documentation of my days here. I hope you like it! ♥ Glasgow life
^^ At the gorgeous Botanical Gardens ^^ Glasgow life
^^ Wandering around the city centre and taking (loads of) pictures of the streets and buildings ^^
^^ Finding beautiful things to buy ^^ Glasgow life
Back at my friend’s flat watching ‘The Letdown’ Series on Netflix, eating tortellini (with dollops of grated cheese on top) and drinking wine from a plastic wine cup – so fancy! Glasgow life