After a surprisingly productive week on all fronts, we woke to the news on Saturday morning that Eloise’s favourite band, “The Wiggles [had] taken the top spot in the Triple J Hottest 100 with their cover of Tame Impala’s 2012 song Elephant”. Although, she was not much of a fan of the song, preferring their original material from the Hot Potato Studios.
It was into the car for Liam and the kids and back to bed for Mum. With Eloise catching up a Gymboree session. Her best friend, Juju, returned to the UK from Australia this week and Eloise was a wee sad each time a child that was not Juju walked in. Juju must still be recovering from the jetlag. Eloise did well but was by far the youngest in this group which was a bit scary.
For lunch, we met up with one of Liam’s friends who helped us move across here. We finally got to meet in person which was nice. He had chosen a great spot at Hillhead Bookclub in the West End. There was so much to catch up on as we struggled to remember all the events over the past six months. Eloise smashed an enormous Scottish Breakfast. We were planning on heading into the city. However, by the time we had finished, we were all in a food coma and returned home for siestas. Turns out Lachlan can sleep, he has actually been a bit better recently.
Dad was then woken up by a little somebody as he had forgotten their night walk. Worryingly the amount of actual walking seems to be reducing each night, Foxie was even along for the ride this evening.
This morning, after Eloise had finished eating her apple and banana pancakes with her feet we jacketed up, loaded up the Batmobile and headed into the city. Funnily enough, after mentioning the word “train”, Eloise was very cooperative as we rushed to the train station.
We were on the quest for netball shoes, part two. Lachlan eventually got fed up with shopping and was hinting it was lunchtime.
After a quick stop to top up Lachnado with some Scottish water we made our way to the Gallery of Modern Art. A wee gallery, the perfect size for the kids’ attention span.
As we made our way through the four small galleries, Eloise kept her eyes peeled in case there happened to be a coin press like in all the London museums we visited. After half an hour of looking at “modern art” and half an hour at the coin press, it was back out onto the streets of Gotham.
The Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is the main gallery of contemporary art in Glasgow, Scotland. GoMA offers a programme of temporary exhibitions and workshops. GoMA displays work by local and international artists as well as addressing contemporary social issues through its major biannual projects. Opened in 1996, the Gallery of Modern Art is housed in a neoclassical building in Royal Exchange Square in the heart of Glasgow city centre. Built in 1778 as the townhouse of William Cunninghame of Lainshaw, a wealthy Glasgow Tobacco Lord who made his fortune through the triangular slave trade, the building has undergone a series of different uses
This week “Glasgow [went] Gotham for Batgirl filming”. Eloise was hoping for a quick audition for the main role. However, it looked like they had all packed up for the week. They do seem to love it here, it was only six months ago when we arrived and Batman had closed down the city.
Eloise’s excitement for trains must have been obvious as the train conductor came over to print her very own ticket. Lachnado also scored one and an afternoon snack. We rushed home so Eloise could put on her PAW Patrol tattoos and catch the end of the Liverpool match.
In other news, our international weather correspondents on the ground have alerted us to a summer drizzle in Adelaide as “floodwaters submerge parts of outback SA as rain washes away highway and cars”. Feels unusual reporting this from Scotland, hope all is okay…