Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sunshine in Glasgow

Yesterday was a glorious day. There's really no other way to describe it. And it was hot. Really hot. Over 70 degrees Fahrenheit (Oh dear, the fact that I genuinely consider that scorching hot will be troublesome when I go back home). This was a huge change from the wind and the rain and the gloom that we've had for the past couple of weeks, and a nice surprise in the autumn. So of course, I had to take pictures. Lots and lots of pictures.

One of the great things about where I live is that I get to cut through the botanic gardens on the way to the university. It definitely makes the 20 minute walk a whole lot more pleasant. It's an absolutely beautiful park, and I may have gone a bit picture crazy on my way to class yesterday morning.

And so concludes our first park tour. Stopped by Starbucks on the way to class, got a mocha frappuccino ('cause it was so hot) and sat in the sunshine outside class before it started. Felt like summer. After class ended I had a couple of hours to kill before my meeting with a careers adviser and it was just too lovely outside to sit in the gloomy library. So I decided to wander around the West End for a bit and ended up at Lupe Pintos, the only place in Glasgow that I know of where I can get corn tortillas and enchilada sauce (I predict chilaquiles in my future). I did of course take some pictures on the way back.

And of course, after the careers appointment it was back through the botanics I went, camera in tow,...

...where I bumped into Ciorstan (my flatmate) being studious...

...and chatted for a bit before going on my way.

And then finished off the day with ice cream in the front yard. Yup, it was a pretty good day.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Obligatory Introduction Post

Last week I attended a fashion blogging event for Social Media Week Glasgow at Society M. After listening to talks by fashion and style bloggers Michelle from Kingdom of Style, Sarah from We Shop Therefore We Are and Jonathan from Les Garcons de Glasgow, and speaking with them afterwards, I decided I was definitely definitely going to start my own blog.

You wouldn't know it by looking at me that night, but I am interested in fashion (hey, even budding fashionistas have laundry days... right?). But the world of style blogging doesn't really need another blog incapable of adding to, or distinguishing itself from, the masses of (really awesome) blogs already out there. Plus, I take really bad pictures. So I decided I will write about the one thing that I am an authority on: myself. I am, after all, a 22 year old American girl from California currently living, studying, and working in Glasgow, Scotland, and I'll write about whatever I like.

Okay, okay, so that's not very specific, but I kind of like to think of this thing as a sort of adventure.