Glasgow the place to go… Train travel the way to go …

We spent a few days in Glasgow with some good friends of my husband’s. To get there we took a train trip and we were picked up by our friend.

A few things to think about if you are thinking of traveling by train. We have a base in Leicester with my husband’s sister, so we were able to leave some of our belongings with her. Unfortunately, a lot of trains do not have a lot of room for baggage, so only having one shared bag is best. Even then it can be a challenge to find enough room to stow a large bag. We also took a pack each, but these are usually able to be stowed above your seats. At one stage we had to have the large bag under our table, so this didn’t leave much room for feet!

The trip itself was lovely with beautiful scenery along the way. Another hint is to get your lunch from the railway station rather than having to get something on the train. It saves having to negotiate doors while trying to carry food and drinks on a moving train. It is probably cheaper too! There are usually two or three options to get some food from at each station.

Another thing I would recommend is choosing any connecting train changes to have 20-30 minutes between trains. This allows for time to find platforms – which can be a challenge – and reducing stress of rushing to catch the next train.

Our friend picked us up at the station and we were taken to his home where we stayed for a few nights with him and his wife.. It was lovely to hear him swapping stories with his friend and getting to know them both.

We are doing our best to make the most of this trip and sometimes that means pushing ourselves a bit at times. Alternate rest days and the odd painkiller help with we overdo it a bit!

During the day we went to the city and the wife and I went shopping while ‘the boys’ went and had a look at some guitar shops. That night we went to dinner and to a gig later. My husband and I were quite tired at dinner and unsure if we could last long enough to go to the gig. However, we agreed to go and were so glad we did. The gig was great and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was past our usual bedtime but we decided to give it a whirl and not pass up the opportunity to experience some Glasgow nightlife. Sometimes I think you just need to push yourself and rest later!

We are off to Loch Ness tomorrow, to look for Nessie.

Who knows we may be famous for finding her???

Published by kiwipommysue

I work in health and have been with the same supportive team for over 7 years. They are all aware of my diagnosis and this helps tremendously especially while I get used to the idea of my diagnosis. My parents both had Parkinsons, so I guess my odds were higher than most.

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