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My journey backwards: Glasgow

Have you ever read the book Stuart a life backwards? Or even watched the film? Well the basic idea for both was that the author Alexander Masters wrote about Stuart Shorter’s life from the end to the beginning. This is what I am going to do with my journey and experience in Glasgow.

Step 3: The Journey Back Home

With a couple of hours to spare after a great day in Glasgow I stopped at Starbucks to charge my phone, use the free wi-fi and relax for a while before catching my train back to Aberdeen. In Starbucks I got mistaken twice for another lady waiting for her friends to arrive, I didn’t see the resemblance but apparently we were identical – my first ever doppelgänger.

Once I’d finished drinking my hot chocolate I headed to the train station in order to travel back to Aberdeen. As always I was about 45 minutes early and found myself with very little to do, so I did the proper tourist routine and took pictures of the statues in George Square, Including the sculpture put up especially for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Unfortunately this really didn’t take up very much time, so I found myself on the line of boredom once again, however this did encourage me to begin writing my report for Zero Waste Scotland and Young Scot which was a bonus.

When I got on the train I managed to bag myself one of the four chairs with a table in the middle so I could write in my notebook. To begin with I was joined by a typical moody teenager who didn’t say a word and actually scared me a little, luckily she got off at the second stop where I was joined by a lovely Indian man and a Muslim couple with their new born baby.

I swear this was one of the cutest babies I had ever laid my eyes on. He was dressed in a one piece outfit decorated with blue stars on a darker blue background and he really didn’t cry once. It was clear that his parents were very much in love and adored their beautiful baby.

The journey lasted 3 and a bit hours but thankfully it seemed like a lot less time which I was so happy for because I was exhausted and wanted to get to bed! So I was back in Aberdeen but still had more travelling to do. Luckily for me my grandparents had offered to let me stay at theirs so I only had about fifteen minutes of travelling left before I could cuddle up in my quilt.

It actually wasn’t a bad journey and I was still excited from the amazing day I had just experienced. In fact I couldn’t get to sleep quickly due to my excitement keeping me up and found myself exhausted until, well right now! Travelling really takes it out of me. Hopefully I will be able to link you to my article soon.

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