Glasgow did not disappoint. It was wonderful to reconnect with old friends after years apart. Hannah’s son Magnus was just shy of 2 when we last saw him. Back then, Hannah used to pull Magnus and Vinnie around Butler in a little red wagon she called the Lavinia Express. 4+ years later, the two kids still enjoy each other’s company, but they’re much louder now.
Hannah had a little girl last fall. Edith is perfect, and it’s pretty remarkable to pick and choose your moments with a sweet baby. Snuggles and stories in the day: yes. Feeding and changing in the night: no.
We had many adventures in Glasgow: the Botanicals, River Kelvin, shopping, and eating. One of my favorites was the cheese shop in their neighborhood. Hannah is a remarkable chef, and she prepared a beautiful cheese plate for dessert on Saturday night.
Magnus was very eager to try the new ice cream joint across the street called Loop and Scoop. It serves churros and gelato. The six year-olds shared a churro filled with Nutella. I found purple gloves in a thrift store, or, charity shop, as Hannah calls them. She also introduced me to clotted cream. Delicious.
Vinnie and I were able to attend a Church of Scotland worship service at Kelvinbridge Parish. We stayed for tea and biscuits, and Vinnie mentioned it as one of the highlights of the trip.
We didn’t have any issues in the Glasgow airport, but we did have a three hour wait in Frankfort for a train to Freiburg. Vinnie did a great job sleeping upright.