Yesterday Peggie and I visited Glasgow. We got up early (it was still dark – that was a shock to the system!), jumped in the car and drove to our local Park & Ride. It was a push, but somehow we got there just in time to catch the 09:05 X27 Stagecoach bus.
An hour and twenty-odd minutes later, we were in the heart of the big city. The first place we headed for was the Starbucks on the corner of Sauchiehall Street and West Nile Street for some refreshment. Properly restored by coffee, or Earl Grey tea in Peggie’s case, and a bit of granola, we ventured on. First, a good wander around the Buchanan Galleries. Peggie was intent on visiting the John Lewis store and later, Fraser’s department store in Buchanan Street. With at least one son getting married later in 2018, she was scouting around to see where she might (eventually) locate a suitable dress. I gather that both places are firm possibilities.
We had lunch in a Pizza Express as we’d been given one of their gift cards at Christmas. Then it was time to go round to the big Cass Art shop on Queen Street. As far as I’m concerned, no visit to Glasgow is complete without a look round Cass Art. I think it’s the best place in Scotland for art supplies. It’s bright and well set out. Prices are good (always lots of offers) and the staff members are friendly and knowledgeable. I hope that someday they open a new branch in Edinburgh. No offence meant, Glasgow, it’s just that Edinburgh is a lot nearer home.
I came home with a large pad of watercolour paper, plus some acrylic gel that I need for my Wednesday evening class. All round, a good day out, I’d say. Even the weather was kind.