Three things I love about my city

glasgow-3Glasgow is a magical city. Not only is it beautiful but the people make it truly wonderful.

Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games and it’s slogan was “people make Glasgow”. How true this great saying is. The people of Glasgow are warm, proud and like to laugh at themselves. In times of struggle Glaswegians show their true spirit- united in strength and heart.

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IMAG1773IMAG17801382980_588902747833339_2761121_nThe name Glasgow means “dear green place”. The city is lucky to boast a variety of parks, gardens and green spaces that are beautiful to enjoy throughout the year. However, the wild spaces in Glasgow are my utmost favourite. The Secrete Gardens, The Children’s Garden and The Kelvinside Meadow are all special spaces where the Glasgow community have let the land be free with a little love and encouragement. These green free spaces are there to be enjoyed, where locals can grew vegetables, flowers can be picked, outside playgroups can meet, dens can be made, and people can enjoy a little bit of the “Good Life” in the city.

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Glasgow is such a wonderful, vibrant place. I feel so fortunate to have lived in city so full of life and I encourage you to come visit our dear green place if ever you can.

IMAG1535(This post was an entry in the ‘tale of three cities’ competition ran by Accor hotels. Good luck if you decide to enter too! Fingers crossed!)

 

 

 

 

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  • Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    I lived in Glasgow for four years while I was at Uni (Strathclyde). It has a special place in my heart, it is a wonderful city and before I moved to the US I went back a lot. Although, I am from Edinburgh… 😉

    • Edinburgh is pretty lovely too! Although the Scottish weather isn’t always as lovely as where you are.