As I am currently relaxing on a beach, cocktail in hand (okay I am writing this in advance of my trip, but I imagine that is what I will be doing right now! I know it will involve cocktails anyway, haha) I thought this was the perfect time to introduce my first guest post to Things Sarah Loves! I was so pleased when the lovely Kirsty from Have The Town agreed to write a post for my little blog! I’ve had the chance to meet Kirsty and she really is lovely, one of my fabulous blogging friends! I love her blog (make sure you check it out!) and she does a dress diaries series which is one of my faves. You can often find us chatting on Twitter, so feel free to come join us!
I love Glasgow and I was so chuffed when Kirsty decided to write a post about everything she loves (and sadly misses!) about living in Glasgow. I love it!! Hope you guys enjoy reading it as much as I did!
I’m delighted to be doing a guest post for Sarah, she’s one of the first bloggers I ever really got properly talking to and also the first blogger I met in real life!
For those of you who don’t read my blog, I’m from Glasgow but currently living in Northern Ireland. I was home a few weekends ago (which is when I met Sarah actually!) and have been pining for my home city so much I thought I’d do a little list of everything I miss abut living there.
1. The Shops
Show me a city that has a better shopping scene than Glasgow (and I’ll move there). Buchanan Street, Sauchiehall Street, Byres Road are all homes to a diverse range of shops, and that’s before you even remember the giant shopping centres like Braehead and Silverburn!
2. The Nightlife
Good god the nightlife! There’s really something for everyone in Glasgow with its multiple cocktail bars, clubs and pubs and if you want to you can stay out till late o’clock! I used to work in a bar that closed at 12, we’d head out after we locked up to another bar that stayed open till 3 and then if we still wanted to stay out, we’d head to the casino!
One of my personal favourite night out locations is Ashton Lane, with its pretty fairly lights and cobbled streets!
3. The Subway
It ain’t no London Underground, but really this should be viewed as a good thing. It’s basically impossible (unless you’re doing a subcrawl where you drink your way round all the stops) to get lost on the Glasgow subway because both tracks just goes round and round in a loop. Efficient, yet safe!
4. The People
Maybe I’m biased, but I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been in a city where the people are so ridiculously friendly. Last time I was home my boyfriend and I got offered sweets by a random man on a train. (Which we obviously accepted, because what could possibly go wrong when a stranger offers you Werther’s Originals?)
5. The Randomness
Where else could you walk down a street and randomly see a NYPD police car, complete with a parking ticket! What other airport has a giant caramel biscuit?! All of these things just add to Glasgow’s weird and wacky charm!
We don’t have Greggs in Northern Ireland. It’s a disaster, I have nowhere to go when I want some tasty pastry goodness! Luckily Glasgow is just a 30 minute flight away and has one on practically every street corner.
7. The Art Galleries
It might not be the first thing you think of when someone says “Glasgow” but it actually is a wonderfully cultured city. I love the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, firstly because it’s a beautiful building and secondly because there are lots of dinosaurs featured (I know Sarah will be with me on this one!)
8. Princes Square
This is another one that I know Sarah will be with me on since she spends half her life there, but I just adore Princes Square. It’s just packed full of lovely restaurants (like the lovely October where we first met!) and the decor of the whole place is divine.
I’m really making myself want to move back with all of this chat! Glasgow, please never change!
Thanks so much Kirsty! I love this post and it makes me so proud to live in Glasgow! Make sure you have a look at Kirsty’s blog Have The Town and follow her on Twitter @havethetown.
Have you been to Glasgow before? What do you love about your home town? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @thingsarahloves.