Friday, 26 March 2010

Loopy Lou

Having been known to sport a loopy hat in my day, I was delighted to see the revival, and more, of this retro style!
Darling baby is cushioned in a candy pink curly-loop hat and matinee jacket. A vision of loopy loveliness.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Top Of The Mornin'

You're lucky to be sure if you're in the vicinity of Govan Road and can mark the anniversary of dear old Saint Patrick with a card to your friends at home or across the miles.

Bedeck your home with this leprechaun fella and some lucky shamrock.

Saturday, 13 March 2010


A very notable date, which must never ever be forgotten is Mothering Sunday.

The card shop on Govan Road keeps us right with trinkets, teddies and cards for our mammies.

Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, 5 March 2010

Moment of Madness

The murder of Anthony Ford in July of last year results in the convictions of four young teenagers. A sad affair all round.

Defence counsel for all four accused said that they expressed remorse and regret for what had happened.
Brian McConnachie QC, who represented the boy who was 14 when he carried out the murder, described his actions as "a moment of madness which will live with him for the rest of his life."
Neil Murray QC, representing the other boy convicted of murder, described the killer's upbringing as "chaotic" and "worse than anything Dickens could have imagined in Victorian London."

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Heritage Trail

Sun splits early March skies and I'm zipping up and down the streets of KP when I come upon a street sign that rings a bell - "Tower Street".
This is one of my Ancestral Homes, No. 12 actually, which the clan occupied from 1920s to 1950s.
Also snap a couple of pics of Lambhill Street.

And down the length of Tower Street again. They might have back and front doors now, but the tenements had a lot more charm.

Funny how, to this day, we all call Portman Street in KP "P'rtMaaanstreet" with a quick Port and an emphasis on the Man. I put this down to the Gaelic intonations of the local Highlanders and Islanders who once resided here en masse.