This morning the Glasgow Giants Australian Football League (AFL) team had a Taster Session. We knew about the Glasgow Sharks AFL team. We did not know there was a Giants team too. We wonder how they came up with that name? Sophie and Liam were travelling through Europe (which included the UK) throughout March 2018. It was just at the tail end of the Beast of the East so Sophie wore her Giants beanie every day. Now there happens to be a Giants AFL team. Coincidence? We think not.
There was a big day planned. Eloise was excited to get out the door quickly eating her breakfast on her couch table.
We were running a wee late so Lachlan got an UP&GO on the way.
As we approached, the Glasgow Science Centre, looked a little worse for wear. It looked like it needed a bit of a clean at least. Eloise was concerned “dirty, fall over”. After convincing Eloise it was not going to fall over, we made our way inside.
Turns out the roof was once upon a time melting. “Glasgow Science Centre melting roof fears as black ‘goo’ spotted amid soaring temperatures… Back in 2018, temperatures in the city hit 31.9C which beat the record as Scotland’s hottest day in 23 years. The heat was too much for the Glasgow Science Centre’s (GSC) roof which melted and dripped black “goo” down the building”. Funnily enough, the venue for COP26 was on the opposite side of the River Clyde.
Eloise was having the time of her life exploring her third science museum in as many months, after visiting the London Science Museum and Aberdeen Science Centre recently. We were not sure who was having more fun, Eloise or Max.
“Glasgow Science Centre is a visitor attraction located in the Clyde Waterfront Regeneration area on the south bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Queen Elizabeth II opened Glasgow Science Centre on 5 July 2001. It is one of Scotland’s most popular paid-for visitor attractions. It is a purpose-built science centre composed of three principal buildings: Science Mall, Glasgow Tower and an IMAX cinema. It is a registered charity under Scottish law. The Scottish tourist board, VisitScotland, awarded Glasgow Science Centre a five star rating in the visitor attraction category.”
Once the five engineers and kids were scienced out we made our way across the River Clyde to The Dockyard Social for lunch.
We had only just sat down when Eloise’s best mate made his way in, Curious George! Eloise sprung up with the drink tokens, explaining the system to Curious George, drinks on Nathan. We’ll have to sort all this out Monday.
It would not be a regular weekend if we did not have to rescue or drop off Curious George somewhere. At least he is consistent. He was actually heading into an Aussie pub, so we figured it was our diplomatic duty to give him a lift.
We then rushed home for afternoon naps, well all but one of us.