There’s something about Partick that ignites a fuzzy feeling in me. It’s Glasgow to the core, a hybrid of bampots, creatives, wee auld ladies. As a child from the suburbs, Partick train station seemed to open up the world. Everywhere seemed accessible from Partick and any destination worth visiting surely left from Partick. And you could see the River Clyde and the Finnieston Cran.
Yesterday I met Eleanor of Quidest Florist in Partick, our latest stockist and whom, within minutes of meeting, we debated the lyrics to ‘Ye canny shuv yer Granny aff the bus’. Eleanor’s version varies slighty, ‘Ye canny shuv yer Granny aff ‘a’ bus’ – we prompted our daughters to sing – and indeed they are different. This has opened a whole new debate on whether this is a Glasgow dialect or a little artistic license on the original, we welcome your thoughts on this.
Quidest have requested some new Partick & Pertyck designs from our Patter and Localities range – we’re delighted to do this of course. Keep an eye out for these as hopefully we’ll go all out and take designs onto t-shirts and textiles too, after all, Partick is our oyster. . . I almost forgot to mention, Partick even has it’s own free Euro style outdoor gym, wonderfully subtle approach to improve Glasgow’s health. Pure gallus.
Finally, I can’t really mention Partick without mentioning Siempre bicycle Café, It would be fair to say Calum stocks some of the finest cycling apparel ever – a lot of which is on my personal lust list. They also stock our cycling cards and prints.
Geocache summary. Out foxed in Victoria Park. Nailed one in Partick.
Summer summary: Aberfoyle, Seaside on the Clyde - the massive sandpit at the Riverside Museum (by Zaha Hadid) and pirate adventures on the Tall Ship.
Below, The Finnieston Cran, shot by Lady P, Spring 2012
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