How a Glasgow restaurant became the setting for a 35-year love story

A chance encounter at the Ubiquitous Chip

Marion and Roddy met 35 years ago at the Ubiquitous Chip, a famous restaurant in Glasgow’s West End. They were both working there as waiters, and they quickly hit it off. They had their first date on Valentine’s Day, and they have been together ever since.

The Ubiquitous Chip, or the Chip as it is affectionately known, is a landmark of Glasgow’s culinary scene. It was founded in 1971 by Ronnie Clydesdale, who wanted to showcase Scottish cuisine and ingredients. The restaurant is known for its quirky decor, featuring a courtyard with a fountain, a tree, and a glass roof.

Marion and Roddy recall their first impressions of each other and the restaurant. Marion says: “I thought he was very handsome and charming. He had a lovely smile and a great sense of humour. He was also very good at his job, very professional and attentive to the customers.”

Roddy says: “I thought she was very beautiful and smart. She had a lovely voice and a great personality. She was also very good at her job, very friendly and helpful to the customers.”

They both say that the Chip was a wonderful place to work, with a great atmosphere and a supportive team. They say that the restaurant was like a family, and that they made many friends there.

A proposal at the Eiffel Tower

Marion and Roddy got engaged in 1989, after four years of dating. Roddy surprised Marion with a trip to Paris, and proposed to her at the top of the Eiffel Tower. Marion says: “It was very romantic and unexpected. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was over the moon and said yes.”

35-year love story

They got married in 1990, at the St. Aloysius Church in Glasgow. They had a reception at the Chip, where they invited their colleagues and friends. They say that it was a perfect day, and that they were very happy to celebrate their love at the place where they met.

A life of love and adventure

Marion and Roddy have been married for 31 years, and they have two children, a son and a daughter. They also have a grandson, who they adore. They say that they are very proud of their family, and that they love spending time with them.

They have also travelled the world together, visiting places like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the USA. They say that they enjoy exploring new cultures and cuisines, and that they have many fond memories of their trips.

They say that they still love each other as much as they did when they first met, and that they are very grateful for their relationship. They say that they have faced many challenges and joys together, and that they have supported each other through thick and thin.

They say that their secret to a happy marriage is to communicate, compromise, and have fun. They say that they still make each other laugh, and that they still surprise each other with romantic gestures. They say that they are looking forward to celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, and that they hope to have many more years of happiness together.

A tribute to the Chip

Marion and Roddy say that they owe a lot to the Chip, and that they are very thankful for the role it played in their love story. They say that they still visit the restaurant occasionally, and that they always feel nostalgic and sentimental when they do.

They say that the Chip is a special place, not only for them, but for many other couples who met there or celebrated their milestones there. They say that the Chip is a part of Glasgow’s history and culture, and that they hope it will continue to be a source of joy and inspiration for generations to come.

By Ishan Crawford

Prior to the position, Ishan was senior vice president, strategy & development for Cumbernauld-media Company since April 2013. He joined the Company in 2004 and has served in several corporate developments, business development and strategic planning roles for three chief executives. During that time, he helped transform the Company from a traditional U.S. media conglomerate into a global digital subscription service, unified by the journalism and brand of Cumbernauld-media.

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