Hogmanay – What have you got planned?

With everyone and their granny starting to lose their minds over Christmas and the fast approaching chaos that comes along with it, I thought it would be nice to take a step back and think about New Years Eve (or Hogmanay to us Scottish ones) and what we all have planned.

Now, pre-babies, I was always one for making an appearance at George Square to celebrate the New Year… bringing in the bells with my best friends, any random alcoholic drink that was on offer and whatever band was playing. Unfortunately, this usually resulted in me spending New Years Day suffering from the effects of  hypothermia, a belter of a hangover and no memory of the previous night.

Oh to be 19 again.

These days, because I’m getting older and even more boring, I would much rather spend the night with my family, a glass or two of prosecco and lots (and lots) of food, watching the rubbish that is Hogmanay television. The onesie may even make an appearance.

This was my plan, until I heard about Hogmanay at Zizzi.


Welcome in the new year with tasty Italian food in beautiful, grade II listed surroundings…

This New Year, Zizzi’s are hosting a Hogmanay party in their gorgeous new restaurant in Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow. I can speak from experience and say that every time I have been to this particular Zizzi’s, the service, food and atmosphere have always been amazing!


On the 31st of December, from 8pm until 3am, Zizzi’s are offering:

  • An Irn Bru cocktail on arrival
  • A gorgeous, Italian, 5 course meal.

  • Live music from Sophie Rodgers Music

  • A late night buffet.

  • Auld Lang Syne at midnight.

  • A prosecco or whisky to toast the New Year.

  • The Jack Dames playing until 2:30am.

Tickets are priced at £59.95 and can be booked online on their website at www.zizzi.co.uk, by calling 0141 221 2000 or by popping into the restaurant.

What better way to bring in the New Year than with friends and family, amazing food, great music and a fantastic atmosphere… (and who doesn’t love an Irn bru cocktail?!)

Get your tickets soon before they are sold out! It promises to be an incredible night!

The Southside Girl x


Heartfelt Acts…sort of.

“Love is not who you see yourself with, it is who you cannot see yourself without” -Unknown

During a quiet (ok, lazy) day yesterday, I managed to get some time to read through a few blogs that had been recommended to me on Twitter. One of these was ‘Cupcake Mumma’ and her post on “Heartfelt Acts”. What she did, was to leave 5 random notes of love or affirmation in different public places. So, in a typical lazy Fiona way, I have decided to leave my notes to 5 different people who have had an impact on my life, via this blog. This is my version of “Heartfelt Acts”.

I will not be naming names but I will initial them – because most of the people who these are about, in the nicest possible way, are either too young or not very good  at taking a hint ;).

My Heartfelt Notes

For A & L – You make me smile every day. I love you both more than I ever thought was possible. You are my reason for getting up in the morning and you make me happier than I have ever known.  

For SYou are more amazing than you give yourself credit for. You can do anything you want to in life – you just have to believe in yourself. I love you like a sister – but i hate that you give yourself a hard time, when really, you’re the strongest person I’ve ever met.

For  M – More than anything or anyone, I want you to be happy.

For D – No matter what I say or do, or however many arguments we have… I love you. Sometimes, I cannot stand to be around you. Sometimes, I’m scared I’m going to go too far and say something I’ll regret. Sometimes though, I think that’s what you need. But always know, that I really do love you.

For P – You are my best friend. You are my soul mate and even after 10 years, I still fall in love with you more each day. I love that no one realises how funny you are and that there are times where you make my cry from laughing. You are the hardest working person i’ve ever met  and an absolutely amazing daddy. You are also the grumpiest person, I think, in the entire world, but your all round handsome-ness and muscly thighs cancel out that negative. You really are my everything.

What would your random notes say? Feel free to leave your own note in the comments section.

To read Cupcake Mumma’s blog, you can find it here : http://cupcakemumma2011.blogspot.co.uk/search?updated-max=2013-03-29T03:40:00-07:00&max-results=10

To find out more about ‘Heartfelt Acts’, visit EmmyMom’s blog here: http://www.emmymom2.com/2013/01/introducing-heart-felt-acts.html

The Southside Girl x