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Blog: Weekend Of ROCK: part one
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Several hours of watching TELLY on my laptop on the train later (I can see why so many people do it, it's ACE!) I arrived in Edinburgh, where I felt duty bound to pop into the Halfway House and text Mr S Hewitt, just so he knew what I was up to while he was at work. I am CARING like that. Another short train hop later and I was finally in GLASGOW. Glasgow! Land of EXTREMELY friendly people! When I got to my hotel someone came over to chat while I was doing my automatic check-in, and this determination to NATTER was to become a THEME throughout the weekend!
A few hours later I met Mr T McClure, who had asked at HIS hotel if they knew of a decent curry house. They did - it was next door! Like every time I go for a curry I was DETERMINED not to eat so much that curry was coming out of my EYEBALLS so said "No thank you" to Naan bread. "Are you sure?" said the waiter. CURSE HIM! I buckled and got a PARATHA to share with Tom, then when the food came they brought some FREE "special" Naan which seemed to have Chutney coated all over it. Thirty minutes later my eyes were, as usual, OOZING with excess GRUB.
We staggered out in search of pubs - I'd checked online and written some Apparently Nice Pubs down, so went in search of some of them and after a while we found The Pot Still. As we walked in a couple leapt in after us, saying "WAHEY!" and grabbing us by the shoulders. Mr and Mrs F A Machine had come in at EXACTLY the same time! AMAZING SCENES!
There followed BEER and CHAT and even more Friendly Glasgow People with whom we had a LENGTHY chat before heading off in search of another pub. The first one we came to, which had been heavily recommended, seemed to be a WEATHERSPOONS with a DISCO on, but the second, The Drum & Monkey, was DEAD sophisticated, so it was here that we finished the night.
It was a good start to a WEEKEND OF ROCK, and we hadn't even met up with The Pattisons yet!
posted 15/2/2016 by MJ Hibbett
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