Glasgow Fort – Seize The Day Visit 2021

AD / Invited 21st August 2021

The Visit

The guys at the Glasgow Fort asked me if I would like to come and spend the day there, and enjoy being back out and have a fun-filled day.⁠

I added it to my calendar and invited my friend to join me, plus he could help film me etc ⁠

As you may have seen from my many stories yesterday I had a great day and got up to MANY MANY things.⁠

Before this invite, I really did think there wasn’t much to do here, but visiting yesterday I was proven so so wrong there are LOADS!!!!⁠

I visited many shops and purchased many different things with my budget so now it’s time for me to take photos and let you know what I got and my thoughts.⁠

Part 1 : The Shopping

I started the day off by hitting the shops, I took a look on the website and had a few in mind but if somewhere caught my eye I would take a wee trip inside.

Waterstones

www.waterstones.com

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I started at the Waterstones end as this was close proximity to where I parked the car.

Waterstones always has a nice relaxing atmosphere, from the moment you step foot in the shop….now it was time to look about the store.

I got this :

My friend loves Deadpool comics and also the whole superhero/Marvel scene, so I knew he would enjoy this and it would make good weekend or bed time reading for him.

So I got it as a wee gift 🙂

MacTassos

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We arrived at the Glasgow Fort around 12:30 and after sometime in Waterstones, we both were a little hungry so we started walking looking for somewhere.

I spotted MacTassos and HAD to stop and try their food, as I follow them on my Instagram and been meaning to check them out for a while now.

I got :

Falafel £4.50 (pita with tzatziki, tomato, onion, parsley and chips)

The smell of the cooking while I was waiting was amazing, made me more hungry.

This was my first Falafel so I was looking forward to trying it.

Yum Yum Yum! this was very very nice, it was filling yet light at the same time. It was the perfect stop for lunch today, and I am so glad I spotted them. I will try another option next time I see them.

Lush

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The next stop was Lush, as I wanted to get some soaps as their products are always really good and smell amazing.

My mum loves Lush stuff, so I thought lets pop in and get her a wee gift.

As soon as I stepped inside you are hit with a lovely fragrance, and a world of colours and very friendly staff.

I knew my mum liked soap so I went to the soap section, and smelled a few display soaps and made my mind on the ones that I thought she would like.

I also got it wrapped in a funky cloth and added the soap tray.

She was very happy with this gift, and its on display in their bathroom.

Millie’s Cookies

www.milliescookies.com

I remember in College and Uni and a little after that I had a massive Milles addiction, I couldn’t pass the shop without getting a bag of 6 🙂

I haven’t had one for ages, so Millie’s was a 100% must visit…and today I did.

My eye lit up as soon as I walked in, as I could see all the cookies and wanted just to say “I will take them all please” but I was a good boy and only ordered a box of 12 random cookies”.

I don’t think these will last long, but they are just soo good.

Superdry

www.superdry.com

I like Superdry clothing, so I knew I had to pay a visit and see if anything jumped out at me today.

I did see a new white Hoodie, but I put up a poll on my Instagram to see what everyone’s thoughts were and they said no…so I had to think and look again.

I spotted a nice grey t-shirt, and instantly went up and paid for it.

I look forward to wearing it on my next night out.

I will do a wee review of this on Instagram once I have had it on.

TGI Fridays

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A mid stop between shops my friend and I went to TGI’s for a wee drink, I had a mocktail and he had a cocktail.

My first mocktail was a Strawberry Fields £3.80 and my second was a Tropical Sunshine £3.80

Both of these mocktails were very tasty and very refreshing and a nice wee drink mid shopping.

Part 2 : Evening Meal

Walking around, enjoying the shops really builds up an appetite so it was now time to decide where to eat.

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Starter

Nachos (Cheese Nachos) £10.95

Originally I was going to order this as just my starter, but we opted tonight to share the starter….I am so glad we did.

This was massive! but so so good!

The flavour was amazing, and it was extremely moreish. If we weren’t ordering a main we probably could have easily had one each as we loved it.

There is a slight kick to this, so if your into that you may want to skip this or if you are having more than one course maybe share this with someone.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Main Course :

MJs House Chicken Burger £8.95 + House Fries £3.45

I wanted to go for a chicken burger tonight, and spotted this was a new addition to their menu so I had to try it out.

Wow this was a HUGE burger!!

I was really thinking “how am I going to finish this” only one way to find out and I started…

This was so good, the chicken had a nice slight crunch to it and all the flavours worked perfectly….I loved every bite.

I will admit I left the chips as once I finished my burger I was ready to explode, but I did try the chips and they were but the burger was the winner tonight.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Drink

Strawberry Cream Soda £5.95

I was driving today, so for dinner I fancied a mocktail and I asked the waitress what was the sweetest and she told me about this one….so I ordered it.

This was a great recommendation, as it was very refreshing and had a really nice sweet and strawberry flavour.

It was so good I had two of these.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

End of the Day

The Vue : Free Guy

www.myvue.com

Plot : A bank teller discovers that he’s actually an NPC inside a brutal, open world video game.

From the trailers this looked fun, but I didn’t know how much fun and if it was going to be good to actually go and watch.

Only one way to find out, so we booked it for the last part of our day at the Vue and sat down and watched.

For me the film was actually much better than expected, I laughed a lot and it did actually have a decent plot. There was a lot of game jokes, so if your not a gamer you may miss them.

It was a fun ride from start to end, and as I said we both enjoyed it much more than expected.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall :

Firstly a massive thanks to the guys at Glasgow Fort for giving me a wee spending budget and for making my weekend amazing!

As I said at the start I had always thought you couldn’t spend the day here but today I was proven 100% wrong. I had a blast and so did my friend, we had such a good day and many laughs.

I highly recommend coming here, as you saw you can shop eat and also see a film.

Website: www.glasgowfort.com/starts-here


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The review posted was not influenced in any way just because it was gifted, all comments and thoughts in this blog post are my 100% honest opinion.

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All Sewn Up – Cat Bandana : Review

About All Sewn Up :

Wanting bespoke, custom made key rings, face masks, pillow/cushion slips or dog bandanas? I hand sew these items on a sewing machine. They are made to order and I have a number of fabrics available.

The Delivery

How cute is this!!! you have a collar tag and the bandana and look it even has a little J on it for my cat Jasper.

The Bandana

The material used was really nice and soft, and very high quality.

I put it on Jasper and he really suited it, and wore it like a boss.

Jasper strutted his stuff around the house for a while, and I really do think he wanted to show it off.

It was the perfect size and fit, as when I did take it off there were no marks left and when it was on he didn’t try and remove it 🙂

Overall :

Firstly a big thank you to All Sewn Up for making Jasper this lovely bandana, Jasper also says a big thinks and purrrrrrrr

If you have a dog or cat and fancy getting one of these amazing handmade bandana’s please do contact All Sewn Up or visit their Etsy shop.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Seven Winter Staples Men Should Keep In Their Wardrobe


The chill winds are upon us and winter is looming around the corner. This means it’s time to get cosy and up the warmth factor of your wardrobe. There’s nothing to stop you from being stylish while you do so, either. Here are some staples you should make sure you equip yourself with before heading out there.

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A good pair of black jeans

In terms of keeping things as fashionable and versatile as possible, don’t underestimate the power of denim. However, in winter, when you’re more likely to be wearing boots, coats, and things like leather jackets to keep you warm, you should opt for black jeans since they’re more likely to work well with the muted palettes more common for that reason. Don’t choose too tight a fit, either, as they can make you feel that cold much more closely.

Keep plenty of scarves

Even when the rest of your outfit might be fairly muted and conservative, since you’re dressing predominantly for warmth, you can still inject a little personality into your outfits by way of your accessories. The accessories that matter the most? Your scarves, of course. A touch of wrap-around comfort and colour can do wonders to bring your outfit to life a little more. Since winter is the time to go comfy, you might want to use combinations of warmer colours alongside more classic patterns to evoke feelings of nostalgia and timelessness.

The coat is everything

In the winter, there is, of course, no piece of clothing that is more important than a decent coat. However, you need to make sure that you’re being as picky as you need to be with mens winter coats as often it’s easy to choose style over substance and find it’s not quite as practical as you need it to be. Aside from being able to keep out the cold, how effective is your coat at dealing with the rain? It doesn’t have to be entirely rainproof, but if you’re not able to withstand even a bit of a shower before you get into some shelter, you’re going to find snow soaks through just as easily.

Bring out the wool blazers

Even in winter, we do have to occasionally switch things up to be a little more formal. Winter weddings are a thing, after all, as are end of year office get-togethers and the like. When you need to look a little fancier (but not quite full formal) then the wool blazer is the perfect smart casual wear for winter. It’s a warmer jacket that also tends to have slightly more expressive patterns, and it works well with button-down shirts and undervests to help keep you comfortable even on those somewhat chiller nights out.

Get the jump on winter

When you don’t need to be quite as formal and you don’t have to deck yourself out in a full coat or leather jacket, then the jumpers are what it’s all about when those days start getting colder. With jumpers, you do run the risk of looking a little more boring than usual, so it’s a good idea to choose those that have ribbing or textures to bring a bit of visual diversity to them. You don’t have to go extra colourful, however. Whatever you do, make sure that you keep a lint roller on hand as even the best jumpers can get into something of a state.

Put your boots on

The footwear that you wear is going to be as important as anything during winter to help you deal with wet roads, not to mention the occasional patches of ice. Getting a good grip is number one, so you should be looking at things like Chelsea style boots that not only have padded and textured soles, but also high ankles that keep your legs from starting to freeze. It’s good to go a little more formal in winter since you’re more likely to be wearing more layers and looking a little more organized in general.

A good pair of gloves

There are plenty of different types of gloves that can suit a man in winter. If you’re looking to do some practical work outdoors, whether for your job or during some DIY project, you need thick, protective, padded things. However, even if you’re staying inside and on the computer, you can keep yourself a little more snug with a decent pair of writing gloves to warm up your hands.

With the staples above, you’ve got enough basics to build enough outfits to keep you through the winter. Don’t catch a cold out there.


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