A view from Jeanneb

By Jeanneb53

Glasgow rooftops.

A lovely start to the day with sunshine and blue skies. Some families were even having breakfast picnics at the botanical gardens.

We had a lovely evening to celebrate our anniversary, and quite a surprise at breakfast. Nick Knowles (Perfection/ DIY SOS) was having breakfast at the same time! We hadn't noticed the guy opposite until he spoke to him and it was Mark Williams of Father Brown fame. Apparently lots of TV programmes are made at BBC Scotland studios in Glasgow including Mrs Brown's Boys. Nick Knowles even repeated and laughed at a joke Chris made. All the rooms were named after unforgettable champagnes so when asked for our room by the waitress Chris said ' Harvey's Bristol Cream'! What a wag!!!

Once back in The city centre we had a coffee in the other Willow Tea rooms on Buchanan Street while waiting for the Lighthouse to open at 12.00. Here, though not original, they have the Chinese room furnished as the displays at Kelvingrove.

The Lighthouse is based in the building designed by Mackintosh for the Daily Herald. It is now a design museum. I particularly liked the signs for the loos!

Unfortunately the Mackintosh tower seen here from the nearby viewing platform was closed for refurbishment but I liked this roof scape with its chimney pots. Far left the top of the Central Station can bee seen which is where we are sitting now waiting for our train home.

I'm sure you will be pleased to know that it is exactly (as I write) 122 days and 5 hours to the 2014 xx Commonwealth Games!

See you in July Glasgow!

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