Saturday, 19 October 2019

Night in Glagow

Last month, I had an impromptu night in Glasgow, I visited as Black Friday advertised on her social media, she was organising a meet up in Kelvin Grove Park.

I decided to book up; I treat myself to first class, it worked out, slightly more than the standard type, it meant I had complementary to beverages and nibbles.

I started at Ncl train station in taking advantage of the first-class lounge with fueling myself much need caffeine, as I was sleeping surviving from nightshift and two and a half-sleep. It was bliss having a latte in the quiet part of the lounge with nobody around.

I head to grab my train station; I found the large seat that dwarfed me. I kicked my boots off, plug my earphones in and enjoyed the glorious North East scenery passing me. 

I felt like I was living the high life being offered complimentary beverages with galore tea, sports, soft drinks, I couldn't resist a tipple of my favourite poison gin and lemonade. I even got a delectable lunch of Chicken casserole.

Sadly, the journey ended in Edinburgh; I transferred for the train to Glasgow. It took another 40minutes, but it was a quick journey. 

I arrived in Glasgow, and I decided to check-in to my hotel rather than later lugging my bag around. I walk to the hotel. 

On my way to the hotel, I went for some quick shopping. I discovered Eurasia Crafts; it also included Osiris I had a gander in; it sold arrays of gothic and ethnic fashions, jewellery, accessories, home decor, Wicca supplies and insense. It had a great selection of items. I purchased some harem style trousers. 

 Absinthe 6 a fantastic gothic shop with a plethora of fashions, shoes, jewellery, bag,  accessories and a small selection of home decor. The shops are next to each other there definitely worth purchasing.

I followed the Halloween UK on Facebook; someone shared Halloween stocks from Primark, I stocked up on Halloween supplies. 

I booked the Alexander Thompson hotel cost £56. It was. Convenient in terms of location, as I was meeting my friend who lives on the West Coast of Scotland. I arranged to meet on Saturday morning.

I felt the urge to revisit the Necropolis; I  first visited Glasgow. I was extremely fascinated by the beauty of the place. On the visit, the cemetery has a different vibe with a windy, sunny day. The oranges reds were just sublime enhanced the beauty of the area. 

This time, I spent most of my time behind the far back part of the Necropolis, I hadn't seen this part before, on my previous visit. It had light energy.

 I only had an hour left to explore as the necropolis shut at 4:30 pm. I headed back to the entrance. I took some photo of St Mungo's Cathedral. 

A photo of me.

Next, I went to walk around St Mungo Glasgow cathedral. It was a rarity of Scottish medieval Gothic cathedral. St. Mungos. St Mungo was the patron saint of Glasgow. His name was Kentigern and mungo was an affectionate pet name. The temple was believed to built on St Mungo's crypt. The Cathedral was laid in 1137 by King David and consecrated in 1197. 

I had a walk around

Afterwards, I was getting hungry. I head to a local kitty cafe for food and kitties since I was missing my cats. It was cats galore; surprisingly, it was quiet. I feel in under the spell of the kittens particular Isa, a black kitty that reminded me of Phoebe. I feel in love with a long-haired cream cat. I tried to pack a couple of the cats in my bag; sadly, I was stopped at the door. I was only joking, very tempted to take a couple. 

After seven, I was feeling knackered; I went back to the hotel for a quiet time and in desperate need of a shower. It was great just having a cup of tea and biscuits. 

I decided to find cider, yeap; I search several pubs, guess what no settling in the Raven, a real fab ale bar with some great choices, check it out  I opted for half a pint of Bad Kitty, I don't like beer, but Bad Kitty's a smooth creamy stout, well renowned for being awesome amongst beer drinkers. 

I finished up to the left on the hunt for cocktails, I heard a band playing it was a Boston Irish theme bar in Glasgow, with an acoustic guitar playing Irish Rebel sings so. I popped my head had a couple of cider and black, yeap, that desperate there something holistic about drinking Wood Pecker.  I had ended up getting the full Glasgowien welcome and was invited to join, they some of the loveliest people I've met just fun, loud and gregarious. It can be a bit intimidating, but when you're from Newcastle, it's home and its as though I have a universal passport, with war cry I love the Geordies. Its great experience. We chatted about cats; I love it big hard Scotts talking about furry little friends and dogs we exchanging photos. 

Feeling like a zombie, after five hours of sleep, I shuffled to breakfast, and I was the second person there, quite how I like it.  I sat stuffing myself with four to five-course of breakfast. I 'm a greedy sod: not the best breakfast, a good hearty one to start the day off. 

 At 10, I met up with my friend, who lives on the West coast of Scotland, we hadn't seen each other since June were flying from Glasgow with the other half. We spent most of the morning catching up on life, so drank copious amounts of teas at our favourite community cafe. We had a quick gander in my favourite shops. 

Afterwards, I headed to the Kevlingrve Museum near the brew dog the meetup spot for the Black Friday's picnic. In her Black Friday fashion, she was running late and updated via social media; this seemed to heighten the anticipation. Eventually, she arrived; she had a chat with everyone. The party were led to Kelvingrove park we sat amongst a place for near the gorgeous gothic waterfall. 

Everybody gather and started to find a place to sit. I found met some love gregarious Glaswegions lasse. We started chatting and intermingling with each other as we waited for Black Friday to come around she took her time trying to talk amongst everyone, she decided to give all her admirers equal time and attention. I guess there were more people than she anticipated. Everybody was full of zeal and beguiled to finally for meeting Black Friday, as I think for most it was their first time. 

Forme, I had the ultimate experience of meeting her at WGT; she seemed so alive and relaxed, I guess it was the vibe of the festival.

For me, it was nice meeting Black Frid, y and she remembered me, so that was cool. 
gain; it was meeting all the lovely people and reliving my wild formative years of hanging out in parks — it an enjoyable afternoon with the picnic. 


  1. What a fun time! It's so nice to get away for a bit, isn't it! Love the kitty cafe!

    1. It was great getting away for the night. The kitty cafe was especially fun.

  2. Wow - the cat cafe has me chuckling. All those cats in there - what a hoot. Brew Dogs punk IPA is one of my favorites so I would have gone for that. What a great trip. I love Scotland and the Scots.

  3. I love Scotland such a beautiful and great place to visit. The people are lovely and so fun, especially Glaswegians I love them. Bru dog has become very popular; I'm more of cider drinker, more like scrumpy kind with a preference for east coast ciders.

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