Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Museum and Wagamama

Last Sunday afternoon, we decided not to try the beach again but to take advantage of some of the culture and sights in the city. We live 2 miles from the wonderful Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. This was our first visit and I know we will be back soon! The museum is full of hands on activities for the children and something to suit everyone's taste and interest. It is also in one of the prettiest buildings in Glasgow. They even had a model of a Woolly Mammoth which of course, we love! So I think while the temperatures are hoovering around freezing, we'll stick to the indoor activities!

We also went to the boys' favorite restaurant, Wagamama (I think they just like to say the name!). It is an Asian Noodle House that is kid friendly with fast service and yummy healthy food! I would never have dreamed that their favorite would be one of our favorites as well! Expanding our horizons!


We took for granted many conveniences in Texas and one of those is the availability of ice for your beverages. We do not have an ice maker in our dorm fridge and we can sometimes buy bags of ice in the store (not always as it seems to be seasonal). When you ask where bagged ice might be in the store the associates usually chuckle! So what did our friends turn us on to to solve our dilemma? Ice Bags. You hold a bag much like a Ziploc under the tap, fill it up and pop it in the freezer. The little bags are perforated so that each one make approximately 18 cubes. Viola'! You now have ice. These bags can be found in the grocery store right next to the household paper goods in a box just like baggies.

When we were in Louisiana during the Christmas holiday, we had the luxury of staying at my brother's newly completed lake house. It's enormous and has no less than 5 Ice Makers/machines (an industrial one to boot!). So when Scott was filling the baggies last weekend so we could have a proper Vodka and Tonic, he noted that he "really couldn't imagine Uncle Chris filling baggies to get a few ice cubes!" He just might if he were here without an ice machine!