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jenblueeyes

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In Topic: Commonwealth Games Experiences

25 July 2014 - 08:25 PM

Tons of options - BBC at the Quay; anywhere in Merchant City or Glasgow Green.


In Topic: Commonwealth Games Experiences

25 July 2014 - 08:19 PM

Seconded. Just walked through there on the way back from the hockey (2-0 Scotland btw :ok:). Loads of space and plenty of entertainment, if I was going again I'd bring a blanket and pick a spot in the spacious beer garden :beer2:

Got absolutely roasted at the hockey, no cover whatsoever. Factor 40 applied and Lion Rampant strategically draped over the wean's shoulders...

Spotted that - I'm going on Sunday night and they are forecasting rain!  Just my luck!  Think I'll need to take a towel and a polybag so I've somewhere to sit.


In Topic: Commonwealth Games Experiences

25 July 2014 - 05:21 PM

Glasgow is brilliant at the moment. The weather is helping and all the outside areas of pubs and restaurants are packed.

The mix and sheer number of different nationalities is on a par with London with the tracksuits of the natives outnumbered by the tracksuits of the different teams. Favourite trackie top is the tiger stripes of Malaysia.

Went to weightlifting yesterday and got train to SECC with a lengthy walk as they have placed detours in so the overpass is blocked off. Never been to the Armadillo before and it's a top venue and the competition was interesting to watch with the mc explaining the rules for spectators like myself who don't follow the sport. Just like London 2012 Olympics the fans support everyone and keep the encouragement going. Clydesiders all enthusiastic and HM Forces doing the security checks. Gold and Bronze for India and Silver for Malaysia. I was slightly moved at the medal ceremony as never seen that before.

Then walked back along the Clyde, loads of people around walking and cycling still warm, I felt like I was on holiday. Free transport there and back. Great day for me and my nephew.

Today it's boxing this evening and I think I'll head down to the BBC Quay beforehand. Glasgow has nailed this.

 

Agreed - my work moved to just up from the BBC at the end of June and it's been fantastic seeing it all unfold round about us.  I've been popping along to the BBC at the Quay stuff every lunchtime to watch the sport on the massive screen outside the Science Centre and to catch up on whatever evertainment's on the main stage.  Can't believe how well everything's been organised.


In Topic: Opening Ceremony.....

23 July 2014 - 10:04 PM

Most of the stuff she was saying could be made up, and nobody would know!
:lol:

She got the name of the oldest scottish competitor wrong, it's Margaret (Letham) from Bothwell, not Margaret Bothwell.

She also said John Barrowman was from Mount Vernon in the south of Glasgow...no Hazel, that's Mount Florida!  Mount Vernon is in East Glasgow.


In Topic: Opening Ceremony.....

23 July 2014 - 09:47 PM

I'm going to come right out and say it....I've enjoyed it overall (Scottish ballet dancers/working of 500 miles probably favourite bit) and the outfits are definitely growing on me.  Glad I didn't volunteer now...I'd be knackered after doing those moves while the teams came out.