David Cook (davidcook) wrote,
David Cook

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Back to Glasgow ...

... and today we've finally returned to Glasgow, after detouring in Leeds (Royal Armouries Museum, of course) on the way back from York. We were originally intending to see some castles or caves or waterfalls on the way back too, but we left Leeds around 2:30, and wanted to get back here in reasonable time (no later than 7ish), so just kept on driving.
Now, since rwrylsin is off to Sweden on Monday, the first of four or five clothes washes is on, and the hallway looks remarkably like our suitcases exploded there (not that far from the truth, really).
Our haul of goodies from the trip is sitting on a table near me, and includes :

  • 8 juggling clubs (3 for rwrylsin, 4 for me, plus we somehow ended up without a blue one, so I grabbed one of those too) - from the not-quite-perfect bin at the Beard factory.
  • 6 juggling rings (from a shop in Chester).
  • A kite (may be suitable for Kite Aerial Photography with my Optio S camera and remote control)
  • A Lego set (8288, makes a large crane)
  • Headlamp (I'd been looking for a halogen torch that takes 4 AA batteries for a while, and the headlamp happened to be the first decent one I found)
  • The 5/6 player expansion for Settlers of Catan
  • A card game called "Gloom" (looked like fun)
  • A couple of comics
  • Two sets of earrings
  • Small bottles of whisky and a couple of liqueurs (25-50ml)
  • An ice-cream scoop (I keep breaking them !)
  • Mini mortar and pestle
  • Mincing knife
  • Hair dye (purple, for rwrylsin)
  • Orbital 2008 hoodie (wearing it now, very cosy)
  • and various castle guides and small bits and pieces.

    Supposedly, Glasgow is the best place for shopping in the UK outside of London, however I'm not sure where or how we'd find most of those things here. The Sauchiehall/Buchanan/Argyle St shopping mall/pedestrian area is long, certainly, but most of the shops are Standard UK High Street Chain Stores™ (SUHSCS), and they even repeat themselves along the length of the area. There doesn't seem to be anything like the streets of small, independant and interesting shops that we found in Chester and York ... or maybe we just haven't found them yet ?

    Anyway, I must go and boot up my PC rather than using the laptop from work sitting (well, sprawling) on the couch (not that it's a bad place to be, of course, but it'll be nice to use a real mouse again, and the battery will give out eventually).
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