This time last week I was in the middle of a full day of shopping at Braehead shopping center in Glasgow. A couple months ago my nana and sister had asked if Sophia and I would like to go on a little shopping trip somewhere before Christmas, at first I didn't really want to, I couldn't justify the money I would end up spending with going away but ended up thinking fuck it! why not? Glasgow seemed like a nice idea as it wasn't too far away for travelling with a little one who doesn't do a lot of travelling and we knew there was a massive shopping center there that we could easily spend a full day in.
Before going me and my sister had chatted about possibly taking an hour out of our Saturday morning to go to a tattoo shop and have matching tattoos, I had also been looking into a piercing that I've been wanting to get done for a long time so I thought why not just get it all at the same time. We went along to a really friendly tattoo shop in Govan called 'LUV ink' where I had my lip piercing (vertical labret) and we both got our matching 'pinky promise' tattoos.
Braehead is such an amazing place for shopping and I will 100% be going again and maybe even give a little more time as there's only so much we could see in one day and with shopping with a toddler who is easily bored and tired made it a little harder. One of the first shops we went into was 'build a bear' where we spent way too much money on 2 little ponies but seeing how magical it was for Sophia was the best thing ever! She loved being able to stuff her little ponies, pick a smell for them and make a little wish into a heart for them and it was very emotional for me to see how happy she was in there. After around 6 hours out of the hotel it was time for me to head back with Sophia so she could have a little rest and play with her new toys until it was time to head out for some dinner.
Having that little weekend away was so nice, Sophia's first hotel experience as well and I can't wait to do it again hopefully sometime soon. At least that's all the Christmas shopping done for this year, a couple bits and bobs more to pick up and I still have all my wrapping to do also, just can't bloody wait till it's all over! There most likely isn't gonna be another post up until after the Christmas madness is over so I hope everyone has a lovely Christmas!