Sunday 3 August 2014

Glasgow Green x Festival 2014

In previous post, I mentioned there were plenty of activities around Merchant City. Leading up from there to Glasgow Green, there were more family activities on the streets, free for all. Glasgow Green is the oldest park in the city, north of River Clyde. Plenty of activities held at Glasgow Green each year such as Bonfire Night fireworks, and most recently the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Glasgow.

This year, in conjunction with Commonwealth Games, the host city, Glasgow, hosted festival live zone in Glasgow Green. There were several competition such as marathon, cycling trial and cycling road, begins and ends in the park. 

To absorb more of the festival, me and my friend decided that we need to go there and be part of it. As me and my friend walked from Merchant city to Glasgow Green, we could feel how lucky children are as there were a line up of activities for them. How I wish I could turn back time!

Free show for all! It was all a happy start prior to entering Live Zone area of Glasgow Green. People from all age group could enjoy the cheerfulness of events hosted by Glasgow city. It adds more fun with the friendliness of the people in Scotland!

We were absolutely drawn to attention by the voice of this girl. Too bad I didn't get her name but yes, this girl can sing! I think her voice and uniqueness is much better than many singers with record out there. There are a few in my list (and my opinion) who I think could not sing live as good as this girl! Way to go, girl!

Here we were, in Glasgow Green. And, that's me and Clyde, the official mascot of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games! He's huge and so I would grab all the chance to take a photo. It's historical! 
More fun for kids, wish I could have some fun, too! If only I'm a kid!! Or maybe I could sneak in, becoming a bigger looking girl! Haha!! People always underestimate my age anyway!!
Here's how it looked like when you're running towards the finish line of the Commonwealth Games outdoor competition!! I remember when I was an athlete in school, crossing the finish line was not just something of physical achievement but also a mental achievement! It definitely takes a lot of effort and determination to cross the finish line in anything we all do in life to get the best! 

And, if you wish to send some wishes Young Scot, you could do that too!
KITCHEN section of the festival area, serving food from all over Scotland. I must say that the food they offer had a lot more choices than any other festival I have been to in Scotland! Fret not, you could even get oysters there! I always try not to eat 'unconventional festival food' such as burgers, chips and pizza! By having the great choices offered, I was a happy girl!!
Cooking lessons for you if you're interested!

Big Big Sing bringing the crowd together at Glasgow Green. Smiles were on all faces!

In line with the games, you could opt to find out if you could beat the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt! Who knows, you could be the next!! My personal record on 100m competition was 13s as an ex-athlete. 

All sorts of activities in terms of sports for kids to try out, and perhaps finding out their hidden potential in any sports, and be the next superstar in sports. This could also encourage children (and adults) to take up some new sports and stay active! I, on the other hand, has started some static exercise in my room, just to tone myself! 
Oh I love this water ball, and again, if only, there's adult size!!!

Glasgow Green has pretty good memories with me, began with BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend, and I must say this festival, in conjunction with Commonwealth Games, it was an extraordinary one! I am thrilled that I am in Glasgow at this time!

To conclude our day out at Glasgow Green, we walked back to Merchant City, looking for something to eat, and we found our favourite strawberries and brownie in melted milk chocolate! Yum!!!!

Till then!
Anna x.o.x.o


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