LDN: comedians, tourist duties and a drunk Yasmin.

London for me is a place that holds a lot of great memories. It’s somewhere I don’t tend to visit as often as I used to, so having the opportunity to go down for a weekend was delightful. I tend to only go down to London if I have a reason to, my reason this time? To see a comedian.
Who’s this comedian? And why travel from Glasgow to London to see him? Questions I hear you all ask. Well.. his name is Mark ‘Jiggy’ Jigarjian and he’s an american comedian. If you’ve heard of him it’s probably because he supports the Impractical jokers on their tours across the states usually. I love any excuse to go to London and the fact Jiggy was coming over to the UK to do one show down there, well I just HAD to go.
I travelled down my bus (megabus) it is always the loooongest journey ever but I’m constantly skint so cheap and not so cheerful way to get down there it is for me. Leaving Wednesday night I arrived on Thursday morning. I tend to stay in Travelodges when I go to London, mainly because that’s where I’ve always stayed, this time was no different staying in the King’s Cross Royal Scot Travelodge where I’ve stayed before. Hey, it has a bed and that’s all I care about.

On the Thursday Jiggy decided to do a podcast in a pub not too far from my hotel so of course I was going. He had brought 2 friends over with him (Tim Brierley and Mike Charette) so they performed a small comedy set first and then the three together done a podcast. These are 3 seriously funny guys, so please check them out! 

Afterwards we said hey, got a picture and I did buy one of Mike’s shot glasses because I have a thing for them. Whenever I travel somewhere new that’s what I buy myself so I have a small collection now. Everyone then headed upstairs to the pub and we all got drunk.

I’m really not fond of this photo but Jiggy is a just a complete babe.

The Friday was payday and a day of sightseeing. Shopping was first on the list, myself buying make up, make up and yet more make up. Usual! I’ve seen London many times before so all I seen was big Ben and the London eye because when you’ve seen them once you’ve seen them a million times.

Sightseeing over with. I then met up with some friends that were down in London, we ended up in Zebrano it was 2 for 1 on cocktails as well so I was in my element. I can’t even remember the cocktails I had (I think I had about 4) but they were all delicious!
Saturday called for camden market to start the day off! 

And I’m not going to lie. The best part was finding somewhere to get cocktails and the food. I wasn’t all that impressed with the place I’m not going to lie. After a change we headed to Jiggy’s proper comedy show, where I met up with another girl from Glasgow and some other really great girls. We laughed, we drank, we had fun. I won’t go into details about the rest of the night because it was fun yes, but it was also ruined slightly (that’s a story for another time though) let’s just say I ended up in Beckys hotel  (the girl from Glasgow) till about 8am drunk af. Good times!
My trip to London ended by meeting up with jiggy and everyone else and going for a nandos then hanging with some girls before leaving to get my coach home.

No matter what I’m down there for, I always have such a great time. Can’t wait to go back in October now.
Until next time LDN!

Combining my two loves.

In my slightly younger years I was a bit of a “fangirl” when it comes to some bands and artists, so much so that I was able to combine my two loves in life. Which are of course music and travel.

I’m a sucker for a gig and when someone I like is playing I’ll travel to pretty much anywhere to see them.

Living in Glasgow, for gigs alone I have travelled to: Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leicester, London (many a time), Brighton, Dublin and Berlin. I love seeing artists anywhere I can, but honestly, nothing and nowhere beats the Scottish crowds. I’ve been to many a place but the atmosphere is just not the same (although the gigs are always still immense).

As well as just travelling to these places for gigs, I work with a company called barcode recruitment , so I work on the bars at festivals around the UK. I’ve worked at T in the Park, V festival and Leeds. Although there is many more to work at and not just festivals, sometimes just concerts that may be on as well as many other things, eg grand national, racecourses and boxing events. It’s always loads of fun and you meet so many great people. I’ve made some great festival friends, we’re a wee festival family.

Our Scottish festival family on the way to V festival last year.








Working at festivals is great. I get to travel somewhere, listen to and see some great bands/artists, spend a weekend with some great people and let’s not forget get drunk and have fun!

One of my best experiences has to be travelling to Berlin, Germany to see Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. It was a great gig, probably because it was heaving with many other Scots for a start. Not to mention it was in a beautiful country that I got to explore for a few days.

This is my favourite photo that I took in Berlin.

I absolutely love to travel and I love music. What are your loves? Leave me a comment and let me know.


Newcastle anyone?

I’m planning on going to newcastle upon tyne this month, 25-28 to be precise and I’m really struggling to find somewhere relatively cheap to stay!
There’s five of us and everywhere I’ve looked is either fully booked or too expensive. I’ve tried hostels, hotels, apartments…

Basically if any of you have any idea of where we could stay it would be a great great help.