Another beautiful, sunny day outside, I'm doing (more) laundry (yaaaaay! I so love laundry :) and I thought I'd post the first batch of photos taken on Monday when I went with Hubby to the Ideal Home Show :)
We had such fun on our day out, Hubby and I, and I took my little camera with me so I could share it with you :)
As you'll see from the photos honeys, it stayed dry, the sun shone down through a beautiful blue sky and all was right with the world :) You might want to grab a coffee.... and maybe a cookie, I'll wait right here till you get back :)
Happy? OK, off we go then....
The first photograph shows where Hubby dropped me off when he went to park the car. Facing me was this...
This is the SSE Hydro building. It's a hugely popular venue for national & international musical superstars as well as hosting sporting events. The SSE Hydro opened in 2013 and has grown steadily in popularity to become a globally recognized arena, having been voted third (in February this year) in the Pollstar top 100 Global Arena list.
I'll probably have my Scots citizenship stripped from me (never!) for saying this but I really can't help thinking it looks like a giant pie dish :) It does look beautiful when it's lighting the night sky though....
While waiting for Hubby to come back, a very cheery tour bus rolled past with lots of happy tourists taking advantage of the gorgeous sunshine by sitting up top in the lovely fresh Scottish air...
The tour bus is also multi lingual. Each passenger can use headphones through which you can hear the tour description in whichever language you select from the eight languages available. You can read details of the tour bus, including it's route and timetable here.
Across the way from the Hydro building is The Clyde Auditorium, more commonly known as the Armadillo...
The Armadillo is a 3,000 seat concert venue and has also been likened to Glasgow's Marmite! There is no doubt that it's an immediately recognizable landmark but here is where the split happens. Some love it's design (which has been compared to the Sydney Opera House) while others regard it as an ugly barnicle on Glasgow's landscape. What do you think honeys?
Nearby is the hugely popular, much loved Finnieston Crane...The Finnieston Crane stands by the side of the River Clyde, a reminder of Glasgow's proud engineering and shipbuilding history. This crane is the largest of the four cranes still standing along the Clyde's bank with the Titan Crane in Clydebank being another hugely popular attraction and much loved by locals. It's possible to bungee jump or abseil from the Titan Crane and it can even be booked for parties or other celebrations :)
Directly behind me, where Hubby dropped me off, was the River Clyde itself and Glasgow was in bloom....
If you've read this blog you'll know I have very poor mobility honeys. I can't walk terribly far at all anymore and need to use a cane. I used to feel so embarrassed that I needed a cane, I actually refused to use it for over a year after I had been advised to by my Doctor until it became simply too painful to walk without it and I'd had a couple of quite bad falls.
My cane is a tool is all, it helps me to maintain the mobility I'm blessed to still have and these days I don't allow myself to feel embarrassed by it. I empower myself by using a super cool cane (I just got a new one, it has the most darling floral pattern all over and it's totally me :) My little walker is another tool is all and it allowed me to have a day out with Hubby on Monday and for that I am so grateful x
As we went into the SECC we were given a "goody bag"
- A 275 ml bottle of carbonated spring water called Zeo in blood orange & citrus flavour
- A 21 g bag of Yushoi - a rice stick snack in smoked salt & szechuan pepper flavour
- A 30 g pack of Lenor unstoppables - an in wash scent booster (laundry product! yaaaay! :)
- A 75 g tube of "souper booster" from the Covent Garden Soup Co in wild garlic & herbs flavour
- A 79 g tub of French's Crunchy Onions
- Two sample sachets of Hermasetas sweeteners.
From goody bags then to bags of goodies :) While wandering around the exhibitors on the various stands we spotted the Morton's rolls stand! Joy! Are Morton's products sold outside Scotland honeys? If not, they're worth moving here for :)
They are Hubby's absolute favourite morning or breakfast roll, well fired of course and accompanied by slices of square steak lorne ( a savoury sausage) and some HP brown sauce :) Myself I prefer their lovely ever so soft dollie rolls and I'd never go near HP sauce preferring Heinz tomato instead :)
I asked Louise if i could take a photo of their stand because it was, beyond doubt, the best one there! The Morton's stand was illustrated with a poster showing famous Glasgow landmarks ...
Duke of Wellington statue, often defaced by vandals who give the honourable gentleman a traffic cone as a hat, is included :)
On our wanders we saw the most incredible van called Morag :) It's designed to resemble a wee heilan coo and is described as "Morag The Visit Scotland Heilan Coo Van"
I stared at Morag for far too long honeys :) I can so easily see us driving around in this :) It's just too adorable and reminded me of my wee Hamish :)
Last photo for today then I think (altho lots more to come) and staying on a Scottish theme...
Stevens and Graham and their website has a link to find your tartan. Has all this talk of Scotland put you in the mood for some Scottish music honeys?
Till tomorrow then, when I'll be back to share some images from the gardening displays, which included the most wonderful garden shed in the shape of a Hobbit hut! I absolutely fell in love with it and I know i wasn't alone since Hubby is a huge Lord of the Rings fan :)
Till next time dear ones, I hope you're having a fabulous week so far, smiling lots and hugging even more :) huggles xx