Wednesday, June 06, 2012


Oh, dear; has it really been over a month since my last update?! I need to get on top of updating this thing. 

In the meantime, here's an interesting anecdote. Either we're more connected than we realise or Glasgow is truly becoming the beacon of awesomeness it deserves to be. For example, a couple of months ago, my Secret Boyfriend, G (yes, that very same one that I dated briefly back in August. Surprise! He's my boyfriend - again. Somethings are just better the second time around; what can I say?), invited me to his friend's party. Upon walking into the apartment, a girl I knew from back in Toronto, spotted me and proclaimed, " I KNOW YOU!" In fact, we had met many years ago, back in the early 2000s as we know each other through a girl from my hometown of Napanee. It's a funny old world, ain't it? 

Indeed. Keep Partick weird. I lived in Glasgow for about 6 months before I realised it was PaRtick and not PatRick! Pretty daft, eh?

Last weekend I went to Peebles for the Tweedlove Bike Festival - G was taking part in the mountain bike race. 

Here he is, prepping his gear. I was on girlfriend duties (e.g. holding his bike, cheering, looking pretty, etc) so I didn't do any cycling, alas. It was an unbelievably hot and sunny day; almost as if we weren't in Scotland.  

 While G and his fellow team member, Richard, barrelled down mountains at full blast, Richard's girlfriend and I sat by the river eating ice cream in Peebles. Look at it! How can you not love Scotland!? 

On the ferry - looking towards the Isle of Arran

As this past weekend was a four day weekend (thanks to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee - maybe you heard about it?), G and I decided to make the most of the gorgeous weather. On Monday, we got up early to catch the ferry to the Isle of Arran. We spent the day cycling all around the island - about five hours in total, including a coffee and cake stop in Machrie Bay Tearooms (highly recommended!)  

And although we didn't have much time to spare to stop and take pictures, at one point G, who - as usual - was ahead of me, stopped and called at me. Turning back around, I pulled over to the side of the road as he pointed and said, "look". 

And there, amongst the farmland, was a random peacock, strutting about like a boss. 

1 comment:

Falcon Embroidery said...

christania’s “bike rental copenhagen” bikes are rolling across the city. The system, less than a year old, is funded by christania’s municipal government. It is currently only in one of christania’s 22 administrative districts. Although a 2nd generation system, there are 12 “Houses” in this district, each with around 40 bikes. The yearly subscription cost is the equivalent of $2 US, and allows the use of a bike for up to four hours at a time. In less than a year, there have been 6,000 subscriptions sold. There are larger 3rd generation systems in the world, which do not have a subscription to bike ratio as big as that.