Oh, I do love my life in Glasgow, and one of those (trivial) things that makes me love it is having a deli on my doorstep. Fresh fruit and veg makes me happy, as does this wee tub of greek salad I treated myself to today.
I can’t remember the last time I had a Sunday roast. It was very likely when I lived with my parents, which was a good 7 years ago. I’m not sure what brought the notion on but I just had to have one today! So a trip to Big Slope with Ryan was in order, followed by hot chocolate at Eati Boutiquie. I had been meaning to stop by there before; a “delicatessen and vintage boutique”, which doesn’t seem to be such a rare thing in Glasgow.
My family is also visiting this evening as they’re off to some big do in Glasgow (I wasn’t invited, but I’d rather stay home and play Dragon Age II as I’ve just worked 6 of the last 7 days). Naturally, I took photos of them in their dresses. My sister made the one she’s wearing in the picture.
Man, it felt good to whore my camera today. I love how something so simple makes me so happy.
I had a really enjoyable lunch at Yo! Sushi the other day. As much as I like that place, I usually find it too busy and polluted with noise, but we seemed to find a reasonable time to eat (just after 1pm on a Monday). I think I’m borderline addicted to sushi, though there could be worse foods to crave I guess. Anyway, the format of Yo! Sushi suits my appetite; I like the small dishes you can choose as you please and pick at. I wasn’t overly impressed with the pancakes though. Oh, and the lighting is awful for photos!
Food. Food. Food. I love food, maybe a little too much. I’ve done a little bit of exploring over the past few days, visiting a few of the coffee shops on Finnieston Street in Glasgow with Mark. There are some really interesting options there, for example a vintage shop / cafe combo that I was too intimidated to drink in (it was dark and quiet and… odd). There were lots of tasty cupcakes on offer elsewhere, but I managed to resist them ALL, preferring to photograph them instead (cupcakes are really photogenic, don’t you know).
Easter Sunday and not a chocolate egg in sight, but I did have a great day outdoors in the West End of Glasgow. We turned up late to a charity bike rally, so late in fact there were no more than six bikes left. This was followed by lunch at The Loft, which reminded me of the underwater world, Rapture, in Bioshock (that’s the gamer geek coming out in me).
There was a street market happening in Ashton Lane offering cupcakes, vintage clothes and the like. I do love Ashton Lane with its cobbled street and cool bars, good restaurants etc. It has a great vibe. This was the Ashton Lane Street Market in its first week, so I hope to see it pick up steam and perhaps come back for better photos.
These warm evenings are making me feel summery, even if it is only April. I can’t wait to get some garden furniture for my terrace and enjoy a few ice cold ciders out there. Last night, however, my friend Gary and I enjoyed dinner and Diet Cokes at Nando’s. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with a Nando’s, but a Nando’s at golden hour = perfection.
I still consider myself a relative newcomer to sushi. Despite trying it for the first time in ’09, I was subjected solely to supermarket sushi due to Inverclyde’s lack of oriental restaurants. Now I’m living in Glasgow I have quite a lot of Japanese eateries at my disposal. Today Emma took me to OKO Express, an intimate canteen-style restaurant on Queen Street, Glasgow.
The sushi was real good, but I’ve had better noodles elsewhere.
You can order and pay for Papa John’s online, then specify the delivery time. Shit!