For Ayden’s birthday we went on an alpaca trek. My alpaca was called Hamish and had the same hair colour as me.
Ayden and I visited Edinburgh for a few hours and hit up Mary’s Milk Bar. I’ve heard a lot about this place and usually there’s a queue out of the door. Apparently, they make their own ice cream daily. With it being October, however, I opted for a ‘hot chocolate float’. The topping was mint choc chip. A very fattening day out!
On Saturday I took a road trip to Dundee with Ayden. A 180 mile round trip to pick up Ayden’s new puppy, Bronson. Of course I had to take my camera.
Luna had just been collected by her new owner, leaving Olive, Max and Bronson (Ayden’s puppy). Max (the black puppy) is the runt of the litter. His back paws have fallen off to leave him with stumps, but he’s a beautiful pup and was walking about without any issue.
It was quite a challenge to visit a litter of French Bulldog puppies and leave empty handed. It’s safe to say I will now find any excuse to visit Ayden and Bronson!
Imagine walking into Krispy Kreme and being told you can have an unlimited amount of anything you want, for free. That happened to me this evening.
Krispy Kreme has finally arrived in Glasgow (Braehead, to be precise). Yes, it’s overdue, but this evening’s VIP event more than made up for it.
As well as eating as many doughnuts as we’d like and drinking all the milkshakes our bellies could handle, we were given a tour of the kitchen and an insight into the process behind those delicious doughnuts.
Doughnuts are my kryptonite.
Thanks for the invite, Ayden.
Ayden and I planned a fun day out. It involved food, a trip up the Lighthouse, bubble tea, a visit to the Gallery of Modern Art and dessert. Now that’s a perfect day.
It began with breakfast at Bill’s, which I had never been to. Bill’s has a nice backstory and avoided the big chain feel despite having restaurants dotted all over the UK. Ayden ordered blueberry pancakes and I had the vegetarian breakfast. If all vegetarian food was this satisfying, I’d give up steak. Maybe.
After Bill’s, we burned some calories by walking to the top of the Lighthouse and taking in the panoramic view of our beautiful city, Glasgow.
Ascending all those stairs was a thirsty job, so we stopped off at Tempo on Queen Street for bubble tea. This was just around the corner from the GoMA, which currently has a neon art installation adorning the front of the building titled We Love Real Life Scotland.
It was almost time to head home, but not before devouring dessert at another location I had never visited—JellyBear. Ayden asked for “the most ridiculous looking dessert on the menu” and was handed a sundae with candyfloss in it.
I live-Instagrammed our day with my Eyefi, which—after a flaky start—has become my favourite toy.
Ayden, let’s do this all over again!
Ayden has such an interesting approach to fashion. I mean, she is wearing a bumbag in these photos. Remember those?
I, on the other hand, am guilty of never trying anything different when it comes to fashion, and I’m becoming increasingly lazier. It’s not uncommon for me to wear my gym gear to work.
I’m envious whenever I see Ayden, with her colourful clothes, hair and tattoos.
It’s taken a while, but the bubble tea craze has finally hit Glasgow. Bubble tea bars are popping up everywhere, with this one I visited (Tempo Tea Bar) popping up on Queen Street.
I first tasted bubble tea in 2012 when visiting Prague. It’s taken another 2+ years for it to make its way to Glasgow and gain popularity with the Weegies. Ayden and I treated ourselves to some in between shopping for a New Year’s Eve dress. Those balls.
My friend, Ayden, is always doing interesting and colourful things to her body. Tattoos, blue hair, piercings, henna…
Sometimes, I wish I could be brave like Ayden and alter my appearance. I’ve never changed my hair and I don’t have a single piercing! I’m so vanilla.