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Good Coffee and Good Food

Last weekend I went to the Glasgow Coffee Festival! And it was a weekend of delicious coffee and amazing food.

The annual Glasgow Coffee Festival is held at The Briggait at 141 Bridgegate, hosted by Dear Green Coffee– one of my favourite coffee roasters and the main reason I wanted to go- to taste some their new coffee blends.

This was my first time at the festival, and I was excited to see what it was like.

The ticket- £16- included one free cup of coffee, so I used our ticket on a cup of the Dear Green Espresso blend as I knew I would love it.

(We actually have a subscription to Dear Green so we receive a bag of coffee from them every month.)

Another brewer I really wanted to try was Gordon Street Coffee (their shop is at the entrance of Central Station) as I’d heard it was a beautiful, strong coffee.

And it was.

And now I can’t decide which my favourite coffee brewer is.

Check them out:

Food-wise there were all sorts of cakes, sweet treats, chocolate, and one ramen stand, so I tried some Vegan Ramen from Spitfire Espresso, who have a restaurant in Merchant City with lots of Vegan options, as well as brewing their own coffee.

Then I got a glorious Butterscotch and Chocolate doughnut from Mayze (who have a cafe in Finniston), and some brownies from Cakesmith’s. Both of which were to die for!

After the festival, we went for food at Bloc+ on Bath Street to try out their vegan menu. We got the poutine (chips, onion gravy and cheese) and the Maccy V burger.

The food was amazing and the restaurant itself looks awesome!

Overall, it was just a great weekend of good coffee and delicious food.

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By the Sea

Easter weekend was so sunny here in the UK, we just had to go out and enjoy it.

My boyfriend and I rarely get days where we’re both not working and/or it’s sunny out, so on Saturday the 20th of April we decide to take advantage and take a little drive somewhere.

We didn’t really plan where to go before we set off, we just knew we wanted to go someplace new.

While driving down the coastal road near Ardrosson, we saw a castle out by the water in the distance. So we turned off towards it, and ended up in the beautiful country village of Portencross.

It was exactly what we wanted: somewhere quiet to enjoy a picnic, explore the countryside and just have a day to ourselves in the sunshine.

The little castle in Portencross is also open for visitors so we were able to go up the small, winding staircase and look out from the roof onto the ocean. It was beautiful, as the water was so blue and still.

We wandered along the path, stopping for a picnic and a coffee from our flask and sat in peace, listening to the birds, the water and the distant sound of children playing.

A trip to the country always does wonders to refresh ourselves, and I think we’ll definitely be doing more unplanned country drives in the future.