Stay-cation

It’s been a while and a lot has happened! This week was very busy with school work but for reading week last week, I opted to stay in town since I had a few school appointments scheduled. Here are some of my nice outings:

Tennent’s Brewery

Mackintosh “House for an Art Lover” (not an actual house – built in 1990s, based on a competition design proposal drawings by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife, Margaret MacDonald)

Glasgow Science Center followed by an amazing walk along the Clyde River

James Bay concert at Art School

Miscellaneous walks around the west end including the discovery of a lovely community garden

Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Argyle Street Christmas Market*

*Glasgow has already been in full Christmas-mode for several weeks, which means LOTS of delicious treats to enjoy (including delicious souvlaki at the market!)

Holiday sweets here are THE BEST:

– sticky toffee everything (including lattes)
– mince pies (usually, “mince” refers to ground beef except during the holidays, when it is a sweet pie/tart filling made of fruits like apricots and raisins which are cooked with sugar and brandy, etc. Divine.)
– stollen (technically German but I’m not picky since it’s amazing and plentiful)

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Mom requested to see more photos of me, so here you go:

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The Pot Still, home of 500 whiskies (I drank about half a dram and had enough)

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George Square at night

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(Took us a minute to realize this was a fake owl, but the other birds are real)

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery, as seen from Kelvingrove Park

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Salvador Dali

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Only in Scotland…

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Best cure for a long week: tea and pecan cheesecake at school

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This weekend = preparations for our big Thanksgiving dinner next Saturday!

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