Our house, in the middle of the street

Do you remember that Madness song from the eighties? Some folks have been asking about our house. What’s it like? It’s so different from Vancouver, where do I start? It’s a tenement flat built about 100 years ago. The ceilings are about 12 feet high. Every room has a door to keep the heat inside. It’s  2 bedrooms on the top floor with an unusually large entrance hallway. From Clement’s room you can almost see the train station and Pollok Football Club stadium. And the pub across the street can get a bit loud on the weekends. Our bedroom is on the street side and it’s pretty quiet. We are close to 2 very large parks.

My first visitor from home!

Pollok was the largest park in Europe before they cut a highway thru it. We absolutely love this park. Every time we visit we go somewhere new. The other day Yannick spotted oyster mushrooms up a tree. He tried tying his opinel knife to a stick to cut them but it didn’t work so well. I ended up standing on his shoulders, and Clement was catching all the falling mushrooms. They were delicious! A few days ago, Yannick and I had a picnic on a path along a river, with Highland cattle on the other side. It’s very wild and beautiful.

I had a visitor from home. The lovely Elizabeth Zvonar is on a European trip and stopped off in Glasgow for the weekend. We had a lovely time eating, walking and talking along with her friend Kate Davis.


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