Greetings to my faithful readers! My days have been very taken up with tasks such as finding a new dentist and also looking after the poor Dafter who has been nearly bedbound and extremely bored for a number of weeks now. I know she will pick up again; after all she has been through, this relapse is not too surprising. However, the settling process continues (I will show you the house sometime soon!), and it is great to have accomplished all that we have.
I’ve had very little time to do blogging, and I miss reading other people’s blogs very much. Those days will come again. Luckily, the Dafter and Michael try to make sure that I’m able to get out for a few hours, at least once a week. Last week I had a blissful time catching up on my diary and just breathing, in the beautiful environs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh‘s Willow Tea Rooms on Buchanan Street.
The tall backs of the chairs make for a lot of privacy at these tables – though I felt sorry for the waitresses having to negotiate them.
It was a pleasure to sit so close by the beautifully curving designs in wood and stained glass:
I enjoyed my scone and tea, and the staff were very friendly. I heard them talking to almost every other party there that morning: an American couple who were on their way to Iona, two friends who met up after shopping, a little boy with his mother who was on his way to Hamley’s toy shop – but just to look. I love how chatty Glaswegians are. It reminds me of my Grampa who talked to everyone he met and was sincerely interested in other people’s stories.
So it was lovely to have some time to myself in such a beautiful place. I hope you’re all doing well, and thank you once again for your marvellous comments. They always make my day, and they cheer the Dafter as well. I hope to show you more Glasgow adventures, and ordinary life, as we continue to settle in.