Okay okay okay…I’ve been back in Glasgow for almost three weeks now and am starting to get a bit of heat for my lack of updates – but I have been busy!
I was in the states for two super-packed weeks filled with lots of visits, wonderful people and delicious food. I got back to Glasgow on New Years Eve which was a bit of a blur…I hadn’t slept much on my flights back, and only took an hour nap before going out with friends for a delicious thai dinner and to a pub with a live band for midnight…came back to the flat around 12:30am, and slept until 3pm the next day! Very disorienting.
On the 2nd, we went to Edinburgh to catch the last bits of the Christmas market, and I spent the next few days after that in complete hibernation, working on my school papers which were due the 5th. On the 6th, my brother John came to visit (as my first official visitor!) so I played tour guide for a few days, but also developed a horrific cough which is finally beginning to fade.
On Friday, we had our first major snowfall in Glasgow (about two inches), which has made roads and sidewalks very slick and slushy, as people don’t seem to shovel much..
This week = getting back into school work and a few days in Dublin next weekend!
And now, some (a lot of) photos.
last few days in Glasgow before Christmas – packing for home with all the essentials:
struggling at Heathrow
flying over the Jersey shore
back in South Jersey!
and off to New York…found a snack at Penn Station
highline at night
dinner with Parsons family, Pepe Giallo
with Lily, Kendall & Mandissa
back home again
making fresh ricotta with Dad
shopping with Mom
new record this year:
gifts wrapped in recycled GSA posters
the best family photo in a long while, Christmas day
my shimmer-loving twin Azure
craving this now
Amy’s, day after Christmas
sibling cosmic bowling
Azure’s engagement party
Pennsylvania Ballet Nutcracker, great seats!
brothers with bagels
NYE dinner, Thai Orchid
most amazing-smelling booth at the Christmas market
back in Glasgow
Hidden Lane Tearoom, post-submission refreshment
rainbow over West End
top of the Lighthouse
Bin Lorry memorial (for reference http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-30580114)
Highlands daytrip – one of the best days in Scotland so far
feeding wild deer
feeding Highland coos
skies cleared for Urquhart castle at Loch Ness
woke up to this on the way back from Inverness
fish and chips and haggis in Pitlochry
can you spot the coos?
Je suis Charlie, Buchanan street
tea for the cough at Tchai Ovna
authentic Spanish tapas
hard to tell but sunny, cloudless and snowing