A wet Saturday in Glasgow with my boy

Winter has well and truly arrived in Glasgow. Not the frosty mornings and sight of breath you’d expect, but so much rain and a natures carpet of leaves everywhere.

Elliott and I decided to head on out for a grand day in the rain, adventures through Kelvingrove, pictures in Glasgow University gardens and then a cheeky pint in Bag of Nails ( formally known as The Partick Tavern). The Bournemouth Vs Man Utd game with the commentary of the Rangers game, oh Glasgow.

We enjoyed ourselves and this is always the best view of Kelvingrove 👌🏼😛

Glasgow Canal Adventure

Went on a 7.5 mile (12k) walk along the Glasgow canal system today to get out and enjoy the supposed last bit of Summer. It was the first time I have actually been up to the canals and was amazed at how quiet and peaceful it was up there amongst the urban sprawl of Glasgow.

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Was also very surprised to see how little the water is used up there, id expect to see a few house boats, perhaps in Glasgow Councils ongoing wisdom they don’t allow them. It is good to see that there is some use of the water up there with a wakeboarding park. However chugging down a litre of Fermanagh lake water is a bit different from some needles and a trolley in Glasgow’s canal

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I also decided to bring along with me my Canon 600 film camera to shoot a roll of film but in the end I dragged the brick of a camera all 7.5 miles and didn’t take a single photo. I did however start taking some videos on my Polaroid Cube in an ongoing plan to perhaps start a vlog for one my projects this year. Perhaps somebody should convince me against it.

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Glasgow hops back to life for 2016

It looks from the signs of it that my dwarf hop plant is coming back for another year!  

 
After a rather successful crop last year that enabled me to homebrew an impressive one gallon batch of CWG IPA the wee thing has sprung into action in spring.

  

Very excited to see what harvest I can get this summer with it being its third year. Still drinking the CWG IPA from last year, here’s hoping I get the priming right this time and so it’s better than this.

  

31/Jan 2016: Off elsewhere

  
So that’s the end of the first monthly project of 2016. A sort of experiment in forced creativity.

This first one done and like this lady I am off elsewhere. Need a departure from photography but no doubt I will be back. Will do a conclusion with the full month of photos on a January page on the blog.

29/Jan 2016: Another self portrait 

  
I guess it’s the willing model that makes self portraits an easy out for this so apologies if you’re tired of seeing these. Only two days to go so I am sure you will cope.

Still hiding behind a camera and always not so clear. I shall look forward to putting these 31 photos together and writing a conclusion to the project. January seems to have lasted so long.