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... to learn more about the Scottish referendum. We ate a delicious lunch of tomato-basil soup, quiche, and finger sandwiches while listening to Ms. Dugdale’s views and peppering her with questions.
Now is a really interesting time to be here in Scotland because on September 18th they will vote on whether to secede from the UK or keep things the way they are. This is a huge deal right now and there is political ...
Hmmm. When's my orientation? I believe it's the twelfth. Yes, twelfth. Was yesterday the eleventh? Yes.. wait, why do I know that? I like the number eleven. Like at 11:11 and you're meant to make a wish. I always forget to make a wish. I've had a few texts sent to me at 11:11 lately.. I hope that means I'm lucky. Why am I thinking about this again? ORIENTATION. TWELFTH. TODAY.
In true Ann Scarr style I had approximately an hour to get my act together ...
... sat on a bench at the edge of campus in the late afternoon sun, pondering how to get to our B&B which was some distance away, across the river and a big motorway, near to Pollok Park where we want to be tomorrow. Google Maps said it would take an hour and one minute to walk, and much the same by public transport. We had no idea how to find a cab (they aren't hailed in the street here as they are in Sydney) and so off we went, despite Gray complaining that had it been UNDER ...
Managed to drive out of Birkenhead and Liverpool, via the Mersey Tunnel, without too many hassles. The car company swapped me an automatic 2013 VW Golf TDi (originally going to be for June) for my old Ford Focus. Great car to drive with plenty of zip. Unfortunately, not many speed limit signs on the motorways in the UK and judging by the traffic whizzing past me, I somehow got it in my head that the speed ...
... and even at 4pm we saw lots of funny sights, which will apparently get worse as the night goes on!
In fact, so many people have warned us that we've decided to stay in the hotel tonight!!
So we found a Sainsurys where 1 litre Becks for a pound so we're in for the night!
Anyway enjoy the photos, we're off to the restaurant to have 2 for 1 steaks!! that's if I can get Gary away from the Monaco Gran Prix on the tele!!
Talk to you tomorrow from Edinburgh
TripAdvisor Reviews Hillhead Hotel Glasgow
Other places to stay in Glasgow
City Centre, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $104
- Great Value and Location
- Fantastic Location
- Very Poor
City Centre, Glasgow | 4 star hotelfrom $135
- Needs refurbishing
- A relief
- Fantastic Stay at the Glasgow Marriott
City Centre, Glasgow | 4 star hotelfrom $135
- Rude service - if any
- Crisps and tissues under the bed and chairs
- Perfect weekend!
Abbotsinch Paisley, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $95
- Won't stay here again
- Excellent airport location
- Dreadful airport hotel
Cowcaddens, Glasgow | 4 star hotelfrom $133
- Fantastic Time
- Fantastic stay
- Great Hotel, Rooms are a Normal Size, Good Rates
City Centre, Glasgow | 4 star hotelfrom $161
- Fresh Modern Hotel
- Wonderful hotel in the heart of glasgow
- SAS - Such A Shame
City Centre, Glasgow | 5 star hotelfrom $170
- The best hotel in Scotland
- Hair Today
- Entrance Anyone?
City Centre, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $92
- Loved Glasgow
- Just as good 2nd time around
City Centre, Glasgow | 4 star hotelfrom $128
- Have to agree...where are the four stars....???
- Where are your four stars???
- Very good
City Centre, Glasgow | 4 star hotelfrom $130
- Good Central Hotel
- Just book it!
- Decent hotel on the edge of downtown
Kelvingrove, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $123
- Disappointed -- did the people stay different place ?
- Could'nt be more helpful
- Tip top!
Cowcaddens, Glasgow | 2 star hotelfrom $116
- Aircon - What a racket - and not even the Hotels!
- Do not use the website to book
- Good for the money
Anderston, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $102
Jordanhill, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $104
- Unfair reviews
- A real case of inner beauty!
- Nice rooms but...
Cowcaddens, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $128
- What a disppointment!
- Great all round hotel
Maxwell Park, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $74
- Try this!
- Modern and clean
Kingston, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $77
- Good Service, Hotel Bit Past Its Best Though
- Don't go!
- Slightly aging.....
Merchant City, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $120
- Nothing wrong bar the price
- Great location
- Could not get away fast enough
Hutchesontown, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $97
- Average hotel, average quality
- Not bad for the money
- Good Value
Merchant City, Glasgow | 4 star hotelfrom $118
- An excellent choice
- Nice facility but lots of street noise
City Centre, Glasgow | 2 star hotelfrom $78
- Total let down
- Pay the extra money and go to a nice hotel!
- Dont stay here!!
City Centre, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $110
- Not That Bad
- Unfortunetly all reviews are correct
City Centre, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $114
- Some things to improve upon
- Not bad but could be better
Anderston, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $96
- About the Corus, I join the chorus
- Clean & comfortable, near train station
- Loved the room,and check in Staff
Anderston, Glasgow | 2 star hotelfrom $76
City Centre, Glasgow | 3 star hotelfrom $157
- Chilled Out
- Looking Dated