Happy Friday! It’s the end of another week, and this one has been an utter beauty – full of sunshine, scones and screenings! The arrival of the Commonwealth Games has Glasgow in a state of utter bliss – there are so many fun activities and events going on and everyone I meet has the biggest grin on their face. It’s truly a time for celebration – which is something this city tends to do very well! On Tuesday, I took a stroll along the Clyde and visited BBC At The Quay – a brilliant mini-festival set up by the BBC. I perched on a candy-striped deckchair and enjoyed a fresh crab and salmon burger from the folks at Loch Fyne’s stall – not your average festival scran.
Wednesday night saw the Opening Ceremony burst into life – dancing teacakes were made all the better for seeing my babe Elaine giving it her all on TV. Proud pal moment! The next day I enjoyed some afternoon tea with some fellow local bloggers at the John Lewis Tea On The Green launch – another fantastic pop-up event in the city while the Games are on, but MUCH more on that in my next post! Last night I spent a warm evening in Kelvingrove Park, in the newly re-opened bandstand at a screening of Scottish classic (and ridiculous in-joke with our lot) Gregory’s Girl. I forgot just how quotable that film was until we were all watching it together! So much hillarity.
Tomorrow I will be getting dolled up and hitting up The Vintage Glasgow 2014 festival in Merchant City with the besties. Will I see you there? Come say hi!
Before I start picking out my pillbox hat though, let’s look at some of this week’s finest. Let the games begin…
Dare to do something new: Jessica reminds us that an open mind has no limits
The first rule of Girl Camp? Never stop talking about Girl Camp! I love little Kylie’s camping diary
The monthly subscription box to conquer all monthly subscription boxes – new awesomeness from Crown and Glory
A parade and a mermaid fashion show? Just two of the things you’ll find at the Pacific Coast Mermaid Festival…
Wooden Shoes: this photoshoot is all kinds of adorable!
Also Making Me Smile…
Hearing Simple Minds play the opening chords to (Don’t You) Forget About Me as I was metres away in a deckchair. Naturally, I threw my fist into the air a la Judd Nelson!
Wee Scotty dogs dressed in tweed. Aw!
I’m reading Miracles Now by Gabby Bernstein and LOVING it
Today is National Hot Dog day – what’s YOUR favourite topping?
Have a phenomenal weekend, everyone! And tell me, who gets a special mention from you this week?
Miss West End Girl x