Every now and then, I get lucky, and several years ago I did. We received some tickets to the Men’s Final at Wimbledon, and then were, very kindly, allowed to defer them until this year (Hello Covid, etc).
I’ll show more later this week, but will always remember seeing Nick Kyrgios in his first major final.
Will soon report back on my recent forays to the Highlands, Lisbon!, and America (the last 2 weeks).
So went for a walk the other day, and in my effort to have 10,000 steps per day, bumped into the delightful, Hyndland Fox, that also (it was a Sunday), had a bi-weekly comedy club that we’ll check out soon.
I honestly didn’t know that, but who knows, maybe everything is getting back to normal finally?
I’ve been here before, and the one thing they’ve done, is to serve a more, minimal, fish and chips – let’s be honest, I can never really finish an entire, normal portion – with it usually being top-heavy with batter.
This is could handle easily. The pal’s food, was a more and more typical dish, with a red sauce being sent out with mussels. Though, I would normally prefer the white wine sauce, this was interesting.
As for the week, we went to see Elvis Costello last night, a review tomorrow!
Yeh, have not been on here enough – work, travel, etc; but will defo do more this week, finishing my latest travel to both Germany and Dunoon, but also will look back at my trip to Perthshire (Dunkeld / Birnam) again, the last week. But first, what about some brand new street art today in Glasgow.
And I think it looks just fine! Plus, the artist was there, having just completed his work of art. And I believe he goes by the name of “@markwurst”, but am not really sure.
Cool! As I do not have a SINGLE bit of artisticness in my body.
More blogging about my trips to Bavaria and Dunoon, more cafe reviews(!) and maybe something else.
But it was interesting to see that even in good, ole Dunoon, there is some form of an art scene. In this case, they had a film / presentation about 500 years of black culture in Scotland, and I will “review” it shortly for all to see!
In addition, the “art house” that housed it, had a brilliant café as well, and naturally I’ll review it also.
Also this week, I will start a series, of looking at just how good (or bad) supermarket cafe’s are! I’ll begin with Morrisons in Partick. If I survive the food, I’ll blog about it. . .
One of the things that I see on my many trips to Europe, is the quantity of cheaper, as in MUCH cheaper, alcohol.
Not wanting to get into any debate or arguments here about the nanny state in the UK, but to state facts – the alcohol has much less tax on it in Germany than here in the UK; and it seems to work out just fine.
The excise rates can be seen here. And above in the graph, with it not taking a genius to see that this merely confirms what I said above.
And this is what I saw again the past month. Please look at these two photos that I took in a hyper market in Bavaria.
And your eyes are not deceiving you here! That’s correct, bottles of wine from €1.49, or to state in pounds, about £1.15!
Don’t have a bit of talent when it comes to art, but have simply always loved murals – we’ve more and more here, th0ugh they’re probably more correctly referred to as street art in these days. So during a recent walk to the city centre, I came across two more examples of this type of genre.
The above from a “michaelam.art”. Is this their “tag”:
And the below, in the Garnethill part of the western city centre.
Which may have a tag in the extreme upper, left hand corner, but is not readable.
I will say, that both appear to have a lot of pink in them! Who knows, maybe it serves a purpose here in Glasogw, due to the incredibly dark days that we have during our winter.
Later in the week, more from Germany (Bavaria) and from various restaurants / cafes I’ve been to lately.
“The world is a little bitter, I want to give you a little Sweet” – how darling!
I will have to check this place out, as I just LOVE sweets and note that this is hopefully another triumph here in the West End, and will add even more to the variety here and to the variety of the recent explosion of Chinese eateries in this particular area.
Not done too much travelling recently, but am still eating at a variety of Glasgow restaurants / cafes. More on both later in the week.
Equally, one of these places to eat, was at none other than one of Glasgow’s fine NHS hospitals, as I had surgery the past week – I had the meatballs, that although looked terrible, tasted beautiful! 10/10
In addition, particularly in these almost post-COVID days, I noticed a smaller chapel / place of quiet room, that seemed to me to be just what the doctor ordered. It was spacious enough, open to all beliefs / faiths, and looked to be something (quiet), and that should be encouraged – but both times I was there, it was empty!
I despair, but will blog a bit more later. And who knows, maybe it will be a review of more NHS food!