Saturday morning chutney making – blogging this so I have the recipe. I used this one, with a mixture of sultanas and raisins, yellow instead of red pepper, fewer tomatoes than stated (we only had 660g) so more apple and onion to make up the weight. This made 10 8oz jars.
As anyone who lives in Glasgow will tell you, Glaschu means “dear green place” in Scottish Gaelic. And I feel very lucky to live in a vibrant city that has so many parks. Kelvingrove is the one I visit most, as it is so close to the Uni. Here’s the Uni tower, peeking through the trees in the park.
I walk there often, always with my camera. It never fails to soothe my mind as I wander up and down the familiar paths. Often I see a squirrel running freely, like this one:
Sometimes I look at the skyline instead. Glsagow gave this man the freedom of the city. Hmmm.
For the couple of months there’s been a T-Rex in Glasgow – one of the most complete skeletons in the world. Of course, we left it until the final day to visit.
The lion and the unicorn were fighting for the crown …
A pause in my day to think about today’s Feldgang. The noise of the stonemasons reminded me that this staircase is being repaired.
The lion, of course, stands for England; the unicorn for Scotland.
Yet again we need to fight. While there is an imbalance of power, our two nations will never be friends. I think this might be beyond repair.