Coming home for the weekend is all about admiring Dad's orchids, taking Grandma to the supermarket, arguing about the difference between porpoises and dolphins in the back of a taxi, and the luxury of sleeping in a bed with ironed sheets. Yesterday morning, on the train up, I finally made a major breakthrough with my research which should mean I get to move onto something more interesting and productive...like actually writing my papers/thesis. We celebrated with a trip to Zaha Hadid's Riverside Museum to see Glasgow's old transport modes (although our family's own motorbike and side-car must currently be in their storage facility). Our verdict on the museum: nice roof, poor organisation, the cars are so high up on the wall they can barely be seen and why exactly do museum panels now have to be worded for five-year-olds? Anyway, a glass of prosecco at The Urban and a pizza at our local finished the evening off nicely. Tonight we're going to experiment with a trip to The Bungo – none of us have been there yet despite it opening quite a while ago.
Today is also the day to announce the winners of my Scandinavian give-away. Everything was done very scientifically using an online random number generator to assign the winners of a crate of Rekorderlig cider each: Amy, Shini, Justyna, John and David. In addition, John has won the Rascals' gilet and David the Won Hundred sweatshirt! Moomin sends his congratulations to everybody.
See you all when I return to London...