We have been laughing at the British product labels and descriptions the whole year I’ve been here in Aberdeen. Henri usually takes a picture and share’s them on Facebook, so I’ll post them here too:
I bought these once, didn’t really read the product description as I thought they were just ordinary meatballs. Instead, their main ingredient is liver! When I was younger I always avoided liver in everything but now I’m cool with it. I even bought liver pate the other day.
This one also cracks me up everytime I see it. I don’t know if it’s because of the word “dick” or the fact that it’s also spotted. Haven’t tasted this one.
Sainsbury’s Basics is like a super cheap product line they sell only in Sainsbury’s. And they have hilarious packaging. They are like joking about not being a fancy brand. I have a Basics toilet cleaner that says: “Toilet Cleaner – cleans, no added promises”. Now these midget gems, I don’t know if I should feel a bit offended or not.
Screw…. balls… screwballs. I know, I’m 15.
Next there’s another Basics product:
I think someone might actually feel offended by this! I thought it was funny!
In the end I’ll add another picture of me at TGI Fridays, I think I have been there like 10 times during my studies here. This one is from yesterday when we were eating there with Henri & Matti:
Never had wild boar before, so I had to taste it! Didn’t really taste so different, I thought it might be more gamy, like rabbit or something like that but it was alright. Also I thought it would have been like a fillet but it was like a normal burger beef. It had sauteed apple slices which complemented the flavors quite well. I was joking that’s the boar that killed Robert Baratheon. LOL. Also, I really need a haircut. I’m like one of the Beatles soon.
After TGIFridays we went to the movies to see The Dictator, which in my opinions was a bit too much at some points. It was funny most of the time but I think there are some things you can’t really joke about, like rape victims committing suicide…
I started to write this post already a week ago but I just forgot it somehow. It’s my 23rd birthday today! Anyways, this is the years first travel post! I was in Glasgow with my buddy Kim about a month ago for the first time! We stayed at a hostel called the Eurohostel on 318 Clyde Street.
Though I do have to say that it was more of a cheap hotel room experience than a raunchy 14-bed dorm one. But it was relatively cheap! Like £40 a night if I remember right. We had a double room with a tv! And a shower (which was more like pressure washer attached to the ceiling). Some pictures from our hotel rooms window:
Downstairs there was a nice bar that served food as well called Mint&Lime. I really liked the mojitos, though the cute bartender he isn’t the best mojito maker! I think I had a lasagne. It tasted a bit like a microwave dish but I guess that’s what you get for £4 (?).
Kim eating something, I don’t remember anymore what.
Later we were at the Polo Lounge, which was quite a cool gay bar on 84 Wilson Street. The upstairs was more like a relaxed place to have a few drinks and talk with people, the drinks were a lot more expensive upstairs. Well we dragged our party animal butts downstairs to the club! It was great! We went there twice during our trip. On the second time I left early, I got a bit tired! I’m old now!
One evening we dined out in a fancy turkish restaurant Anatolia on 140 St. Vincent Street. The food was great, we ordered some mixed grill dish for two. It had meat and chicken over a bed of delicious veggies and couscous. It was really good!
Haha you can see the guy in the kitchen in the background. The previous night we had been at our friend Mira’s place on White Street. I had a bit too much to drink I guess, so I ended up throwing up in the kitchen sink, picture of Mira and me on the counter follows:
So, that was a bit embarrassing.
Overall opinion on Glasgow, I really liked it more than Edinburgh. Though I have been only once in Edinburgh when we went to vote in the presidential elections this year. I just felt Glasgow was a bit more edgy. And there was a hell of a less stairs. Compared to Aberdeen there was actually less accessible curbs and a lot less curb ramps, or maybe I’m just getting so familiar with this city that I remember what road to take to make the journey with least steps and most smooth curbs. I loved the feeling of a big city. Oh how I miss Helsinki. I will be there soon!
Happy birthday for me!
PS. the flights to Barcelona have been booked! We are leaving on 10.8. to our trip across Europe!
We were at Loch Ness few weeks ago on 8.10.2011, I have totally forgot to blog about it! The trip was organised by The International Society, InterSoc, and it was a really good trip!
Henri and the first Loch Ness Monster we saw:
We had a boat ride across the lake to the Urquhart Castle and it was really cool.
The hills around the lake were super high, but the clouds were so slow that you can’t really see it from the pictures. We were quite astonished how the lake can be that big and deep and still it’s between these high hills. Loch Ness contains more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined…
Magners, of course. A stereotypical Finn on a cruise:
InterSoc’s mascot, Mr Duncan McBooze:
The Urquhart Castle:
And some pics of us in the castle ruins:
Birds of Prey at Inverness:
We had some pasta at a great Italian Restaurant called Little Italy. It was awesome, there was a group of middle aged women celebrating a birthday and the Italian waiters were so charming. They were in tears when the head waiter sang them a song, I think it was Bella Italiana or something like that. Henri videotaped a bit of it, I might add the video here later…
And on the way home in the bus:
N.B. We are NOT a couple!