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Fond farewell Glasgow

Hello gorgeous GlasgowIt’s hard to believe that we’ve been at this for nearly four years. And oh Glasgow, what a delightful time we’ve had.

Yes, this is our final blog post. But before we say goodbye, let’s reflect on some of the many moments.

From our early days of rocking the roller derby to bliss-filled nights at the Barrowland and taking in the city’s eclectic mix of year-round festivals, we’ve savoured all Glasgow has to offer.  It’s been particularly delicious.

Strutting, stretching and feeling fab

Gaining a sound body and mind at Infinity Yoga, learning to strut our sassy stuff at the GSA fashion show and discovering Glasgow’s rich musical heart and soul with Walking Heads are just some of our stand-out memories.

In sunshine and in rain, we’ve had a ball – ok, particularly during those warmer days. And the many characters we met along the way made it all the more merry and memorable.

Never forget 2014

2014 has been particularly eventful for Glasgow. In June, the city welcomed the world with warm smiles and sizzling temps for the Commonwealth Games. And even during darker times like the tragic George Square accident – Glasgow stands united in compassion and support, showing its very best.

What’s next?

So what next? Well, we can only imagine bigger, better and brighter things for Glasgow. Especially if endless enticing events, new tasty eateries and craft-beer have anything to do with it.

As for us, although this is our final post for About a City Glasgow, we hope the blog still serves as a reference point and brightly shines the spotlight on the many amazing things to do, see and experience in this Dear Green Place.

A BIG thanks to all our lovely readers for the many suggestions, sharing in the fun and your support. We hope you continue to spread the word about this great city.

Until we meet again, Glasgow you have our heart. Cheers to you.

With love,

T and B


Taking a wee break

Even wonder women need (and deserve) a break.  Back on 27 August – brimming with ideas.


Open the door and explore

Who are we to resist opening a door with a question mark on it? It’s a riddle that deserves to be solved.

1116 Argyle pop-up bar - #inglasgowInside we find an alluring pop-up playland.  This mish-mash of odd tables and chairs, lamps and lights and an eclectic crowd –makes this cosy bar strangely welcoming.

We nestle into a table at the back, admire the evolving wall art and check out the extensive drinks board of cocktails playing tribute to different areas of Glasgow.

Overcome with choice – I start with a G&T. Hendricks appears to be their standard. I’m beginning to like this place more and more.

Bathroom wall - 1116 Argyle Street pop up bar - Finnieston Do write on the walls

It’s all  so casual, comfortable – kind of like you’re at a friend’s house party, the good kind.  The sort with interesting people, good tunes and complimentary lighting.  And it’s totally ok to write on the bathroom wall – in fact, it’s encouraged. Chalk provided for every would-be loo philosopher.

And if while you’re enjoying soulful sounds and electro 80s throw- back you begin to feel peckish, this pop-up party has a small tapas menu – including the dessert variety.

I’m not sure if Finnieston’s latest hangout is here to stay or merely treating us to a temporary tantalising time. All the more reason you need to get yourself down to 1116 Argyle.

Enjoy it while it last – we certainly will.

@finniestonpopup #finniestonpopup

– T

Silent Sunday – 9 March

Have a sweet Sunday at Once Upon a Tart…

Cakes galore at Once Upon a Tart in Glasgow

Silent Sunday – 23 February

Sunday bliss = sights and sipping the perfect cuppa at Tinderbox…

Tindexbox in Glasgow

Silent Sunday – 8 December

Well done to all who took part in the #SantaDash in Glasgow

Santa Dash 2013  in Glasgow

Silent Sunday – 24 November

Poffertjes, Gluhwein and more await you at the Christmas market

Christmas market in Glasgow#inGlasgow

Silent Sunday – 17 November

Barrowlands – our favourite. And apparently Arcade Fire’s too!

Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow

Silent Sunday – 29 September

Sharmanka Kinetic – not for the faint of heart…

Sharmanka horned creature in GlasgowExplore for yourself – if you dare…

Silent Sunday – 25 August

Get into Saturday afternoon swing of things at King Tut’s

swing band at King Tut's in Glasgow