Day One

My first day has been interesting to say the least.  I did manage to sleep until 1pm. Jet lag kicked my butt. My housing company put on an afternoon tea where we had sandwiches and tea. I tried my hand at making tea.  I was terrible at it and it made me miss southern sweet tea something fierce.  I also met up with the group of girls I befriended last night.

After tea we set out to go explore Glasgow.  Y’all.  I love Scotland. Glasgow is beautiful. We managed to explore a good bit of the city.


I have a lot of photos of River Clyde because it was just so beautiful.


I mean, seriously, how lovely is that view?!


We crossed the river on the S Portland Street suspension bridge and walked along the river.


I was really excited that the weather was favorable. It rained earlier in the day but by the afternoon it had passed. It made a great day for exploring! I ended up taking off my rain jacket it was so warm!


The city center was beautiful as well. You have new buildings next to incredibly old ones!



We also did a good bit of exploring Strathclyde’s campus and it is so lovely! The views and even some of the buildings are so old and stunning!


I was only able to do a little exploring today but I can’t wait to see more! Thankfully, I was able to find an ATM that took my debit card. I don’t have a chip in my card so I am limited to where I can withdraw cash from. The airport being one of the places I can’t. I now have access to money and was able to go by a Tesco and purchase the bare necessities. Tomorrow I am planning on doing more of a settling in run. I need to bring my own shopping bags for that!

Fun fact: If you weren’t aware, a lot of places close early on Sundays. If they even open. So a lot of things were closed, but I was still able to see a lot! I’m excited to do more exploring tomorrow but for tonight I’m content to enjoy my gourmet bowl of Ramen noodles and read a book.

Sláinte, darling!

3 thoughts on “Day One

  1. Michelle, I am so happy for you. You’ll soon get used to Scotland. You are definitely and inspiration to follow my dreams. I am so glad I have you as friend and my carranam. I can’t wait to keep reading about this new adventure. 🙂


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