13 June 2012, 19:08
Been a while since we last spoke! Let me tell you, it is brilliant to be back! There are so many things I could update you on in this blog. But let me focus on sharing some of my more recent adventures with you.
Over the last month or so, I’ve paid a visit to two of my favourite UK cities: Liverpool and London.
Liverpool is a city that reminds me so much of many here in Scotland. Full of friendly people, stunning architecture and plenty of nightlife. As a bit of a footy nut, some friends and I, whilst there, went along to the Everton v Fulham match. It was hugely enjoyable, not least because the home side won 4-0, scoring some great goals in the process.
As for London, I have a great excuse to visit these days, as my sister Laura now lives there – having moved down at the end of last year.
The Saturday of my weekend visit was typically touristy. It began with a walk along Westminster Bridge, on to Buckingham Palace just in time to see the changing of the guard! We then took a trip along the Thames on a mini cruise to Tower Bridge. It’s a great way to see many of the cities sights including St Paul’s Cathedral, the warship HMS Belfast and London’s newest and tallest landmark – The Shard. If you’re not familiar with this structure, it now dominates the city skyline at over 1000ft! It’s due to open next year and I hear that on a clear day, the views from the observatory will stretch 50 miles in each direction!
A trip to London for me isn’t complete without a visit to a West End show. And top of my ‘must see’ list for some time has been ‘Jersey Boys’ – the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. And it did not disappoint. A total feel good show and of course packed full of hits. Safe so say, I’m now an even bigger fan of the band that I was before.
Then of course, there was our recent spell of astonishingly good weather. If only we were guaranteed sunshine like that all the time, then package holidays could be a thing of the past. I took advantage of it by enjoying a fab picnic in Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens with some friends (including our own Adele!). I wish I could spend every Sunday like that. And avoiding sunburn was another bonus. It usually doesn’t take much for me to turn a glowing shade of red!
That’s a little of what I’ve been up to lately. Fingers crossed that I’ll have more sunshine to write about in time for the next blog!
I’ll speak to you again through the night on STV very soon.
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