If you’ll recall, I was a spring-admit to Mount Holyoke so I spent my first semester ever in college at the University of Stirling here in Scotland. I really enjoyed it (as you can see from that study abroad blog), and by the end of my time there I was ready to make the switch and transfer. But, when I changed my major to Art History (which Stirling doesn’t offer) I realized I had better stay at Mount Holyoke. But! I still loved my friends, and I had been meaning to see them while here. Today was that day.
So, I made my way back from Seán’s place to my dorm to drop off some things, which took about 1/3 of the time it had last time (when I got lost twice) …
…and then headed out into the city to meet up with them. It took me a while to find them, eventually I had to check another station just to be sure. Eventually we got that sorted and, many hugs later, got lunch. Which I forgot to take photos during, because I was so engrossed in A. the conversation, and catching up with the lives of people I hadn’t seen in a year and a half and B. a really good mozzarella pesto tomato panini with fries.
I did catch this portrait of Jemma right before we left, though:
We made several stops in Glasgow after lunch, including a comic book store and a local mall:
Also, courtesy of Andy, I got my first pumpkin spice latte of the season. Starbucks is even more expensive here than it is back home (and back home I don’t go unless I have a gift card, let’s be real) so it was a nice treat:
But, they caught the 6:15 train home to Stirling so we had to say goodbye. It was sad to see them go again, but I know I’ll be visiting them all up at Stirling some weekend soon, which I really look forward to.
As I walked to the bus stop, I passed some more of Glasgow’s lovely architecture.
Then, I headed back to my flat for a meeting with my flatmates about chores and boring stuff like that. Overall it was a really good day, I was so happy to see all of my Stirling friends and the more time I spend in Glasgow the more I adore it.