Loch Lomond Shores Christmas Lights and Fireworks 2017 Event

I visited Lomond Shores for the Christmas Lights and Fireworks event, it was very good here is a short VLOG from the event.

Link : WATCH


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Afternoon Tea at Cup (Merchant City, Glasgow) : Review

43 Virginia Street
Unit 4, Virginia Court
Merchant City, Glasgow
G1 1TN

T: 0141 553 2326

Visit Date : 3rd January 2017


This location has been many things since the start of 2016, the last I heard it was a lobster restaurant which I wanted to try but it didn’t last. Now its Cup/Gin71 and this seems to be doing a lot better than any previous attempts here.

I like the occasional afternoon tea, so when I see that there is a deal on I will more than likely purchase it. This deal was for a special Afternoon Tea Experience, and was on 5pm. The deal was £22.50 for 1 or for two just add another £1 so I did.

Cup/Gin71 have done up the location very nice, this little lane is a very nice location. I have only ever tried one Cup branch and it was very nice, so I was looking forward to seeing how this location compared to the other one.

Festive Afternoon Tea Experience


Drinks : 

  • Glass of mulled wine
  • Cappuccino (or a tea)


Amuse Bouche : 

  • Scotch Broth


This was very nice, it was presented in a small cup about the size of an espresso sized cup. It was very nice to taste, and due to the size of the Afternoon Tea I am glad it was this small size.


  • Salmon Mousse Crostini
  • Chicken Liver Pate on Oatcake
  • Safe and Onion Scone with turkey and cranberry filling
  • Ham Hough and Ginger Mustard Croissant


  • Apple & Cinnamon
  • Plain


  • Lemon and Gingernut Cheesecake
  • Julian Plumart Macaron
  • Fig Orange Cupcake
  • Warn Mince Pie
  • Meringue Nest with Cinnamon Cream Filling



Overall :

This was a very nice afternoon tea, and I loved the little soup at the start. Everything was presented very nice, and everything was very tasty and it was very filling.

If the other afternoon tea’s are up to the same standard as this, then this will now be in my top 3 places for Afternoon Tea.

Not in any order!!


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Edinburgh Christmas Market 2016


Visit Date : Friday 25th November

For the past few years I have always made a point, of going to Edinburgh to see the Christmas Market.

In my opinion the Edinburgh Christmas market is always 100% better, why? There are more stalls, better layout, the stalls are a lot more varied, and it looks and feels like a proper European Christmas Market.


The layout this year was a lot better, everything just flowed and helped make it look just that little better.

This year Edinburgh have the ice rink, as I have heard Glasgow and Edinburgh take turns. The ice rink can be found at St Andrews Square, the last time it was here there were a few stalls but this time round its just the ice rink.

Some items for sale are expensive, but if you do look about you will find some that are ok priced. I recommend the hot mulled wine while you walk about, keeps you warm and is very nice.

If you have only ever seen the Glasgow Christmas market, please do check out the Edinburgh one it’s a lot better and has a more festive feel and atmosphere.

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