I have to admit that I have reached an age where a Friday or Saturday night spent in the house with a few glasses of wine and some snacks in front of the TV is way more preferable than a big night out.
Trying to fight through the hordes to be served at the latest trendy bar followed by the noise of a club, then the nightmare of trying to find a taxi home, (invariably with sore feet!!) is no longer my idea of fun.
Don’t get me wrong, I love to socialise and spen my student days and my twenties and some of my thirties going out to bars and clubs every weekend. Tastes do change as we get older and this 40something is by no means past it and ready for early nights with a cup of cocoa. I still want to have fun, just in a different way.
So, what is there to do?
A lovely long lunch or dinner where you can talk and catch up properly without the need to shout over loud music. Another favourite is an afternoon tea and there are loads in Glasgow to choose from. My recommendations would be The Blythswood Hotel; One Devonshire Gardens; The Butterfly and Pig; The Corinthian, Browns and Cup. You can tell from that list I am making my way around Glasgow one tower of cakes and sandwiches at a time.
Take the Afternoon Tea idea a step further and there is a gem of a girls day out at the Blythswood Hotel with their Film Club. Enjoy an afternoon tea followed by viewing a classic chick flick in what is perhaps the comfiest cinema I have ever sat in. The screening room is like curling up in front of the TV in your own living room and to top it all off you can enjoy your favourite tipple. At £32 it’s not the cheapest way to watch a film you have probably already seen before. However, it is a great idea for a get together with friends. A real treat for a girly afternoon.
A good option I have found recently is Bubbles and Brunch at Hutchesons Glasgow. Served from 11.00-3.00 on Friday – Sunday. It is a fabulous selection of food combined with a bottle of prosecco for £50 for two. Not only is a great option for food but the building itself is stunning so you are also in lovely surroundings to sit back, chill and enjoy great food.
What I love about all of these options is that you can enjoy a good day out, catch up with friends, have some lovely food and drinks and still be home on a train and curled up on the couch for Saturday night TV.
I might sound like I am becoming incredibly old with that last sentence but I’m not. Our social life doesn’t stop as we get older, it evolves as we get older, and I for one am glad about that.
Happy weekend everyone.
Love Polly. xxx