Out of the Blue with Blisters!
I had a weekend planned for interest factor. A family wedding took me to Glasgow but in a city that ‘doesn’t sleep’ I didn’t think it right to miss out on other opportunities. And any regular reader of my Blog will know that my interests are fairly eclectic. Since there was a Jazz Fest in the city this weekend and the opportunity to visit the Macintosh Willow Tea Rooms there was plenty to fill the in between flight times.
However; at one point this weekend I had thought I’d died and gone to heaven! Really – that good!
It wasn’t the Orange Parade that marched past the Catholic wedding I was attending. That was fairly impressive and a future Blog. It wasn’t the purchase of a perfectly sized Macintosh mirror to hide a nasty stain that is lying there! . And it wasn’t the Central Station architect that did, honestly enthral me.
It was the ¾ hour I spent falling in love with ‘Borders’ waiting for said Tea Room to open. Incidentally for a city that doesn’t sleep – it doesn’t wake up that early!
What caught my attention in the first place was a magazine in the window entitled “The Word”. OK! so that would! And oh yes … having purchased and read it; I will be subscribing from now on. Also, I found a brilliant live Paul Weller CD which I listened to (really loudly) on the coast road home from Exeter Airport, along with a bargain price Eagles Hotel California.
I digress! Whilst I could have spent three or four more hours in that one place, I wouldn’t have had my cream tea in the Willow Rooms. So I settled for two rather highly priced books (by my standards – I normally buy my books from Oxfam) that will help me with some secondary research I am doing for several future projects.
Of course there is the brief visit to the Jazz Fest to mention but my feet hurt too much for that now. Ouch!