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An Evening Tasting Scottish Gin and Tonic

On Friday I went to The Finnieston’s pop-up gin bar as part of a 5PM deal. I love gin, but I’m disappointed when it’s served with the wrong garnish or the bartender doesn’t take pride in its presentation.

This wasn’t the case on Friday. We were presented with a list of premium, Scottish gin and tonics of which we could choose three. Jamie, our bartender, gave us recommendations based on our preferences and told us a bit about each gin.

They went down a little too well. I have to admit we didn’t stop at 3.

Living in Finnieston, I drink at The Finnieston quite often. Their gin cocktail, The Nautical, is my favourite. It was really nice to spend some time in their upstairs bar, which I didn’t even know existed, and have more of an intimate setting with the bartender who could talk us through our drinks.

 
 

Alchemilla

Ooh, I finally got around to checking out Alchemilla, one of Finnieston’s newest food spots. I’ll leave the food review to Briony, but I will say I enjoyed both the grub and the drink. I’ll definitely be back. Bonus points for being dog friendly, too!

 
 

Popping My Cottonrake Cherry

One of the (many) upsides of having Laura visit is food. Laura works at a bakery in Nottingham and makes me appreciate what goes into the process of hand-making food.

We visited Cottonrake Bakery on Saturday. All the croissants were gone by the time we arrived, so I settled for a pear tart. I say settled, but it was delicious. I washed it down with a black coffee. I’m carb loading before participating in tomorrow’s Great Edinburgh Run! That’s my excuse anyway.

 
 

Indie Is My Best Friend

I got Indie from Cardonald Cat and Dog Home when she was 6 months old. She’s now approaching 11 and—while I have noticed her slow down and her fur turn grey—she’s still going strong. Yesterday we went out a slow, 30 minute run and she kept up the with me the whole way.

Indie is my best friend.

 
 

Breakfast at Kelvingrove Cafe

I published this post yesterday and then my site got hacked. I can’t remember what I wrote, but the gist of it was: breakfast at Kelvingrove Cafe was good.

 
 

Happy New Year!

Indie and I are wishing you all a happy new year from Glasgow in Scotland. I promise to take more photos in 2017. My blog is feeling a little neglected, but it’s purely because I’ve been focusing on building Jack. Photography is still important to me. I hope you have a creative year ahead!

 
 

Mussels For One

Last week, I took myself to Distil for some lunch. I like spending time on my own. I enjoyed Beavertown Neck Oil and some Shetland mussels, house cured bacon and fresh herb broth. It was one of the most enjoyable lunches I’ve had.

Alternative shot on my Instagram.

 
 

Ayden’s First Oyster

One of my good friends invited me to Oyster Happy Hour at Hutchesons. I got to witness Ayden trying oysters for the first time, so I couldn’t decline such an invitation. I like oysters, and Hutchesons delivered both in terms of presentation and taste. (And price as it’s £1 per oyster during happy hour.)

We washed ’em down with cocktails. An amaretto sour and parma violet, to be specific. 10/10, will be back.

 
 

Coffee and Cameras

And doughnuts.

Last weekend, Rab and I did a small coffee shop tour in Glasgow. We visited McCune Smith, Spitfire Espresso and Meadow Road (and Tantrum Doughnuts).

McCune Smith: I had a tasty coffee from the AeroPress, but the service was really slow.

Spitfire Espresso: Great sandwiches to compliment your coffee.

Meadow Road: Nice decor and interesting floor, which makes for a good photo backdrop.

Tantrum Doughnuts: Krispy Who? This is where to get your doughnut fix.

 
 

Straight Up Portrait

Spent some time with Rab today, a fellow photographer. It feels good to shoot a straight up portrait. It’s been a while since I’ve picked up my camera for just ‘me’. The aim of our day, however, was a tour of some of Glasgow’s indie coffee shops. Stay tuned for those photos…

 
 
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