An elegant sufficiency

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Meeting a friend

The day dawned bright here in Glasgow and a fine morning to walk down to Sauchiehall Street for breakfast in the Willow Tea Rooms.

A Scottish breakfast of porridge, fruit, coffee and a shot of Drambuie!

Then off to meet Sally, long time online chum. Would we recognise one another? Of course we would!
We went in search of culture to the "House for an Art Lover" in Bellahouston Park. Good job Sally knew the way!

This was an amazing place to spend a few hours, with beautiful interiors and a fascinating display of sketches and designs in progress.

The contrasts between the light, airy rooms filled with sunshine and painted in pale colours and the dark, wood panelled rooms with strong lines and amazing light fittings were magical.

We loved it so much we felt immediately hungry! What a good job there was a simply stunning place to eat there....and we joined the stylish people and became ladies who lunched. Yummy!

Culture Vultures such as ourselves need to seize every opportunity so we headed to the Burrell Collection after lunch and enjoyed a quick whizz around the "must sees". I loved the glass walls and the feeling that the museum blended into the woods so easily.

And the stumpwork and 16th century embroidery was all the better for not being part of our C&G work!

We drove back into the city and went our separate ways - what a great day out and what fun to spend time with a like minded friend.

Time then to begin work as I met up with my colleagues and headed to the exhibition centre to start setting up the show. We worked till 8 and got a good start. Taking the taxi drivers recommendation we ate at Shenaz Indian restaurant tonight - great food and delightful atmosphere. We enjoyed it so much that we booked for Saturday night too!

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  • Hi Gill, Great day. loved meeting you. You must be superwoman, being able to work till 8pm at night! Hope you have an enjoyable (and not too exhausting) week.

    By Blogger Sally Webster, at 7:30 am  

  • Sounds like you had a great day and the food looks mouthwatering too!

    By Blogger MandellaUK, at 6:35 pm  

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