Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker

A day of nice surprises

We got Julie's PhD stuff sorted out in record time, jumped a train at 4:15 and were in the hotel by 5:30.  Which turned out to be very nice - I knew it was a 4* hotel, but it still felt nicer than I was expecting.

Even nice than that was when they told me that I was getting a free upgrade to a suite.  On the top floor.  In a corner.  With two story windows that look South and East out over central Glasgow to the surrounding hills.  To be honest, it's the nicest hotel room I've ever stayed in - it's on two levels, with the bathroom and living room downstairs and the bedroom upstairs, looking down over the living room, and then out those amazing windows.

And then we looked at the hotel restaurant's menu, discovered their pre-theatre prices were better than most restaurants I'd been in, and dashed downstairs for a sirloin steak (me) and chicken breast with fondant potatoes (Julie).  Which were both to die for.

And then out to see Monsters and Aliens (in 3D).  Which was a bit clunky in places, but left us both with large grins on our faces from the sheer fun levels involved.  Also, best use of 3D I've seen in a movie, with it largely resisting the urge to wave things at the camera, and instead merely making everything feel slightly more real (which I find is what 3D does best).

And now back to our suite, where a luxurious bath is in order, followed by bed.

God, I feel spoiled.  I almost wonder what we did to deserve this.

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