Sunday 7th May 2017
Continuing the Botanical Garden tour on Easter Monday.... there really is a lot to do there. The day was a bit grey and threatening to rain, but it was still nice walking weather.
A knitted bench! And why not?
Following on from a conversation on Easter Sunday about nice places to walk nearby, I had it in mind to explore the Botanical Gardens at the top of Byres Road. I feel I barely scratched the surface, but it was a refreshing environment and plenty to see.
The famous Kibble Palace glass houses.
Today whilst getting needed supplies here and there in Glasgow (Byres Rd and St Enoch), I was greeted with some proper retro Christmas goodies from yesteryear!
Iceland, Byres Rd
Walnut Whips! "Launched in 1910, Walnut Whip is Nestlé’s oldest current brand. It was previously made by Duncan's of Edinburgh. Almost one Walnut Whip is eaten every 2 seconds in the UK." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walnut_Whip
This wise quip is certainly worth bearing in mind!
I have decided to switch my technological allegiances - from Joomla Content Management System to Drupal 8 CMS.
Joomla did me proud over the years, and I'll happily say hello to it and keep it on my Christmas card list. But what I had regarded as it's poorer cousin, Drupal, has grown up rapidly into a rather powerful solution for building constant and easy to manage websites.
So, in that I'm likely to be using it more in the future, it makes sense to bring it into play to power CMacAulay.org
Here's to the future!
This is one of my favourite sketches of all time. "Frog Lady" didn't appear often in the BBC sketch series of Little Britain - but when she did it was pretty full on (to say the least). But there is also a profound way in which we can profess to "love" the idea of something, yet be utterly divorced from it in reality ... Yeah I know, I've probably taken it all a bit too far :)
I couldn't have been the only one, out of many thousands of people visiting Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games 2014, who for a moment thought "hang on, is this an actual officially awarded title?" Great advertising though, full marks for imagination!
Just a short video I took in Glasgow City Centre at the chippy opposite St George's Tron Church on Buchanan Street.
I have never been brave enough to try them myself. Although they do make a fab macaroni cheese & other pastas, which i have tried & would recommend to anyone.