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Month: August 2015

City of Glasgow by Air

City of Glasgow by Air – Aerial Demo Vol. 4 (by Aerial Focus)

My girlfriend h–na discovered this video while watching videos on the Apple TV, and she considered it interesting enough to play it again for me. I was happy she did. 🙂

Nice aerial view of Glasgow, although mostly the area right next to the river Clyde. Quite some recognisable sights — albeit a from an unusual perspective — and you can even catch a glimpse of the Euro Hostels building, where we’ll be staying during our next trip!

Clyde Clock


Waiting for a bus so here’s a wee pic I just took of the Clyde Clock, it is an odd specimen; a stainless steel statue of a running pair of legs, with a cube clock as a body. Aptly positioned outside Buchanan Bus Station, it was created by Glasgow artist George Wyllie.

One of the last things I see of Glasgow each time I leave the city, since the curtains on the Megabus sleeper back to London, are usually shut by the time I get on…

Drink More Whisky


10 Reasons To Carefully Consider Drinking More Single Malt Whisky 

1. Whisky contains 0% fat – so that is one less thing to worry about.

2. Whisky is low in carbohydrates.

3. Dr. David J. Hanson of State University of New York research indicated that people who drink one or two alcoholic drinks a day have a 50 percent lower chance of having a stroke or developing dementia at an older age.

4. In 2005, Dr. Jim Swan, speaking at the EuroMedLab conference in Glasgow, found that single malt whiskies have more elegiac acid than red wine. The elegiac acid is an antioxidant that is thought to absorb rogue cancer cells in the body.

5. Sore throat – whisky is an antiseptic that can help sooth sore throats.

6. Whisky has historically been used as a digestif after a large meal.

7. Single malt whisky contains no nasty preservatives and will last 100 years in a sealed bottle.

8. Whisky is not just in the domain of men. Elizabeth Bessie Williamson is credited with establishing, ‘Laphroaig’ as one of the earliest single malts in the American market. From 1961 to 1964 and she toured the US representing Islay whisky to buyers and distributors.

9. Whisky has been around for at least 519 years – the earliest documented record of distilling in Scotland occurred in 1494, in the tax records of the day. The Exchequer Rolls, list, ‘eight bolls of malt to Friar John Cor where to make aqua vitae’.

10. Single malt whiskies come in a huge range of characters and flavours – profiles include: smoky, tobacco, medicinal, sherry, spicy, malty, nutty, honey, sweet, fruit and floral.