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first time i've been genuinely impressed with one of these hip burger places. It was brilliant.
it was great
they've got a takeaway and a restaurant apparently, I went to the takeaway.
It looked like a standard takeaway with a fancy sign. I'm glad it was good.
but then I worked with a load of people from our Glasgow office in London on a particular project at work, and once that finished they all moved down here and transferred to our London office, so something's up. maybe.
there were murmurings that I might get sent to work in our Glasgow office for a bit, but that seems to have died down for now. wouldn't have minded tbh.
and it was really tough decision but I ultimately the right one, for now
Had just got out of the train station and was watching shirtless men in kilts playing drums. And then a man next to me threw up blood on to his own shoes.
To be fair, it was fucking ace. Also the pretty bits further out from the centre are super nice.
The ONE thing I was thinking about some of the comments made in the London thread is that you're dead right about rents being basically double, but in Glasgow isn't council tax like 3x or something insane?
whereas that's like the one this London is fairly cheap for. I'm pretty lucky to be paying "glasgow" prices down here so...
GLA CT is weirdly skewed, too, by a handful of city centre yuppie flats that cost a bomb, relatively speaking, when the banding valuations were done. So new flats are particularly hit compared to traditional tenemental flats. Took a case too a tribunal thingy but (unsurprisingly) got knocked back. ::shrug::
it's decent, but i preferred Edinburgh
to visit: edinburgh
to live: glasgow
Edinburgh a bit more thirtysomething
to wit, my (early 30s) cousin sold Leith to me by saying that 3 out of the 4 Michelin starred restaurants in Scotland were in Leith. given i'd just met him at the Lidl at the bottom (top?) of Leith Walk having walked the length of it from the centre of Edinburgh this was a bit weird
::parents come to town to visit::
but i find it really quite boring
But i have an overwhelming urge to leave, not really feasible at this point though
- good transport
- great parks
- good food
- great people
- good shopping
- great bars and pubs
- good history
- cheap living costs (outside of the West End)
and to confirm the goodness
- four hours to london on a train
probably pushing Liverpool quite hard for 1st too.
but flip reversed.
Due to a change in personal circumstances - see Dadsnet thread - I have some amazing tickets to offload. Gymnastics team finals on 29 Jul and the final day of the athletics (featuring all the relays and hopefully yer man Bolt) on 2 Aug. PM me if interested…
(For anyone considering travelling up I also have a hotel reservation spanning those days which was close to impossible to find.)
check yo PMs
to really embrace neoliberal forms of urban regeneration and ideas of 'place marketing' ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow's_miles_better ). So as grotesque as this is, it isn't really that surprising.
still see Glasgow S'MILES Better stickers around, how embarrassing, ha
he told us that there was an Edinburgh one that went "Edinburgh: Slightly Superior" :')))))))
tbh I don't really get the fuss over the broadcasting of them getting knocked down.
it's not like anyone wants them to stay up? idk
it's about what they represented and what knocking them down in such a fashion - as spectacle - represents, and how it's coming at a time when there's an affordability crisis all over the country and the concept of the 'welfare state' is under sustained attack from almost all sides.
that link doesn't work btw
they're not knocking them down because of the games, they were getting knocked down anyway. people like watching buildings fall down... why not broadcast it?
I dunno, if people are upset about it maybe there should be more of a discussion first. not saying it's right or wrong, just I'm not fussed about it personally.
http://athousandflowers.net/2014/04/03/what-the-fuck-were-they-thinking-gcc-enter-the-twilight-zone/ (not that i agree with this article word for word, mind)
what a load of bullshit.
the first part moans about them getting knocked down and replaced, then goes on to say "their demolition is overdue and whether they are fit for habitation or not isn’t the issue here".
it just snipes at the council without giving any actual reasons why they oppose it.
but it is a bit off that their making such a public spectacle of it