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

IG : @waterstones

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

www.lush.com/uk/en

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

www.tgifridays.co.uk

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


Promo : Gifted/Invited

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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Thaikuhn (Glasgow, Silverburn) : Review

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Silverburn Shopping Centre
Silverburn
Glasgow G53 6AF

V: 27th May 2017      T: 01416 480 090     W: www.thaikhun.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


I have not been to Silverburn in a good few years, and at that point there wasn’t a lot of choice when it came to food options.

Today one stood out from the rest and its was Thaikun.

I had never heard of here before so I was looking forward to giving it a shot, as I do like my Thai food.

 

The Food :

Pangag Curry (Chicken) £10.50 with Coconut Rice £1 (extra upgrade)
A creamy red curry sauce with palm sugar and basil

I just took a chance with this as I had never heard of it before, and hoped it wasn’t going to be too spicy for me.

On arrival it was presented nicely, I liked the bowl the curry came in.

This was so good!!! it wasn’t too spicy, the curry was nice and a little sweet and combined with the Coconut Rice a nice sweet curry.

I would have this again!!!! my only issue was the portion size maybe a little too small for me but hey that leaves room for dessert.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for money : 4

 

Mango Sticky Rice £5.25
A Thai classic

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I didn’t really know what to have for dessert as there were 3 options I could have selected.

I opted for this since it said it was a Thai classic and hoped it would be nice.

I was a little disappointed with this, don’t get me wrong it was nice but not much flavour for me. I got bored with the taste half way through and left it.

You might like this so do try it, but for me a little bland on the flavour.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3
Presentation : 5
Value for money : 3.5

Overall :

Overall it was a mixed visit, I loved my main course but the dessert didn’t do it for me.

Next visit I will try some other dishes, and another dessert.

Both staff and service was good tonight, and I learned that this is the sister company of Chaophraya which is another one of my favs for Thai.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 4
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4
  • Value for money: 4
  • Overall : 4
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Glasgow Mela (West End, Glasgow) – Event

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Photo from http://www.glasgowmela.com

Date
Sunday 2nd July 2017

Location
Kelvingrove Park

Website : www.glasgowmela.com

Cost : FREE

This was my 4th Mela, and I enjoyed the last 3 so I was really looking forward to todays event. I have to admit the past 3 times I’ve been, 2 out of 3 its rained none stop so I was hoping for a nice day which we kinda got.

The weather today said dull cloudy with light rain, and this was accurate as we did get rain on and off but mostly off so that didn’t put a downer on the day. Todays Mela was the busiest I have seen, which was good for all the stalls and acts that were here today.

If you have never attended a Mela you have many stalls that sell clothes, jewellery, food, toys etc all mixed. Then you have a few stages where there are several types of acts performing, these can range in dancing, singing, both etc so there is definitely a lot to keep you entertained.

My last visit I tried something called a Jalebi, it’s a traditional Indian sweet mostly eaten on its own or in warm milk and is an important part of festivals and celebrations. If you have a sweet tooth this is for you, if not then avoid but do be warned its very addictive well it was for me.

The event starts at 12 and finished around 7pm so it’s a good long day, so if you want to see the acts you have to get there early to catch all the performances.

I won’t go into full details about every act, I am going to mention the ones that stood out for me or you would be reading for hours and hours…..so will keep it short for you.

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Abhinaya Dance Group

These girls were very good, they performed several times to different style of music and dances. Each move was perfectly times, and a smooth transition between songs and dances.

The colours were visually stunning, and the dances were perfect.

Kennedy Cupcakes

Twitter : @kennedycupcakes
Website : www.kennedycupcakes.com

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This groups is a 1940’s/50’s inspired dance group, all the dances are performed to popular songs from the 1940’s/50’s and they were similar outfits.

This was very cool to see and fun to watch.

Roshan Prince

Twitter : @roshanprince

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Roshan Prince is a Punjabi singer, producer, musician, songwriter and actor.

For me Roshan Prince was someone I didn’t know, films or music (had a look when I got home) so I didn’t know what to expect. When he was introduced the audience went wild, and even more so when he was singing and not just from the girls.

He was very energetic and what I liked was he interacted with the crowd a lot, so it was a very fun performance to watch.

Overall : 

This years Mela was really good, and I was very pleased to see such a large turn out and even more so the rain didn’t last long.

Just like the previous years, I was introduced to more performers, dancers, singers etc which is always good.

Please do visit this next year, as you will see when you get there you will have lots to do and see.

See you next year Mela!

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