Saturday mornings in Adelaide usually start bright and early with “Dads Walk”. Eloise makes a regular appearance to keep up to date with Paul’s stories. Even Lachie managed to make one before we left. Instead of Chamber Gully in Adelaide, it was The Gruffalo Trail in Bearsden.
It was a nice wee track for the kids with carved wooden animals hidden along the track, all of which feature in ‘The Gruffalo’ book by Julia Donaldson.
There were lots of dogs being walked, Eloise waved to each one that passed.
After walking around Kilmardinny Loch it was a quick stop at Aldi to restock the biscuit cupboard, a laughing fit in the car and then home for a lunch break. Aldi Special Buys delivered the goods with a pram buggy.
After lunch, we made our way back out to explore. Armed with our pram buggy we were flying along. Now we can explore at three times the pace. On the walk there were great murals, Glasgow is renowned for its street art.
Thanks to the buggy, it was not long before we arrived at St. Mungo Museum and Glasgow Cathedral. Unfortunately, the cathedral was closed at the time, we will have to return to check out the large stained glass window.
We then walked around the cathedral. Lachlan did not enjoy the cobbled roads, Eloise tried “shhh”ing him but it did not help. We pushed the pram to the top of Glasgow Necropolis where there was a great view of the city skyline.
The Glasgow Necropolis is a Victorian cemetery in Glasgow, Scotland. It is on a low [didn’t feel low] but prominent hill to the east of Glasgow Cathedral (St. Mungo’s Cathedral). Fifty thousand individuals have been buried here. Typical for the period, only a small percentage are named on monuments and not every grave has a stone. Approximately 3,500 monuments exist here. The planning of the cemetery began formally by the Merchants’ House of Glasgow in 1831. Predating the cemetery, the statue of John Knox sitting on a column at the top of the hill, dates from 1825.
Eloise enjoyed the down much more than the up.
Once we got home, it felt good putting our feet up after another big day.
For dinner, it was traditional Scottish Lorne sausages.
The Lorne sausage, also known as square sausage, or slice is a traditional Scottish food item made from minced meat, rusk and spices. Although termed a sausage no casing is used to hold the meat in shape, hence it is usually served as square-shaped slices from a formed block. It is a common component of the traditional Scottish breakfast.