December in review

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The last monthly review of the year! Not sure I’ll keep these going next year but time will tell. Lived Highlights Another visit to Six by Nico Completed my third (and final) BootCamp I got an inspirational Awesome Fiver Enjoyed the Gorillaz gig way more than anticipated Bought a new drinks cabinet Ohhh and Honeyblood…

Gig: Honeyblood

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Have yourself a Honeybloody Christmas! Featuring sets by Emme Woods, Man of Moon, and The Spook School (I only got there in time to catch the latter), there was a great atmosphere prior to Honeyblood coming on stage. View this post on Instagram Honeyblood 🤘 @yumhoneyblood A post shared by Gordon McLean (@gmclean) on Dec…

The day of boxing

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It’s over. Another year and you’ve survived Christmas Day. Well done! For some Christmas can be an ordeal, a day to be gotten through. For others it’s a day to savour and enjoy. Whatever type of Christmas Day you had, it’s over now. Boxing Day is a day for leftovers if you have them (trifle…

Weekend Reading

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Last one of the year (I’m taking next week off to focus on family and friends), I hope you’ve enjoyed these random selections as much as I have. It’s been quite a year, but here is to a wonderful 2018 for everyone. The house that Edek built – and the secret suitcase kept inside When…

Five pounds

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What would you do with a fiver? That’s the question recently posed by Awesome Foundation Glasgow, as they handed out bright pink envelopes on Buchanan Street. They hoped the fivers would be put to good use; donated to charity, maybe used to purchase food bank items, or used to buy a hot meal for someone…

Slowing Down

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Despite eschewing New Year Resolutions for the past few years I happily set myself the challenge of reading 24 novels this year (tracked in Goodreads). When I was younger I used to read a lot more than I do now but these days, with so many more things fighting for my attention, my ability to…

Weekend Reading

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The Problem with Muzak Imagine you are in an airport, and you have forgotten to eat lunch. It’s a mistake you will pay for with a dull, expensive dinner. I like Spotify but also aware it is limiting my musical view. Something for 2018 I think… Former Facebook executive has sworn off social media because…

BootCamp is Dead

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My third (and final) BootCamp is over. That’s 10 weeks, two sessions a week, of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). DONE. No longer will I be getting up and going to the gym at 9am on a Saturday morning! This was my third BootCamp in a row and I’ve been lucky enough to meet some…

Six by Nico: Disney

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What a year it’s been at Six by Nico, and what a way to finish out 2017. So popular was their announcement of their ‘Disney’ menu that their website and booking system crashed, and they’ve had to open up on a Monday to cope with demand. I was glad we book well in advance (roll…

Weekend Reading

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Remove the legend to become one When I started my first job at Amazon.com, as the first analyst in the strategic planning department, I inherited the work of producing the Analytics Package. From little acorns, mighty rainforests are borne. Have you tried making yourself a more interesting person? Another passed-down tale: a student getting her…

Gig: Gorillaz

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Now and then I buy a ticket for a gig in the hope that it’s at least ok, and whilst I’ve been a fan of Gorillaz since their first album they are the type of band that blip on and off my musical radar, so my expectations weren’t too high as we waited for them…

November in review

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Lived Highlights Review: Loop and Scoop (finally!) Review: Potluck (again, finally!) The magical Slava’s Snowshow The wonderful iPhone X Royal Blood blew the roof off the Hydro Gorillaz did it again a few nights later (review to follow) Scotland ALMOST beat the All Blacks But we beat Australia!! A busy month that has flown in,…

Weekend Reading

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These Are The 8 Friends You Need To Be Happy In Life Do your friends sometimes disappoint you? Ever feel like there is something missing in your relationships? You’re not alone. The real question is, which friend are YOU? This could be a fun Xmas party game… (not really) Over 400 of the world’s most…