Monday, 20 August 2007

St Andrews

English food! Spot the ex-pat. (OK, chocolate spread is French. And peanut butter is American. And then there's the soy sauce...)



I used to live two minutes away from the beach here... (very useful for getting to somewhere warm in a rush after impromtu swimming).


The North Point Cafe. Highly important for scones, muffins, disgusting hot chocolate with many sweet things embedded in whipped cream, and griddle melts. And they wonder why Scotland is in the grip of an obesity epidemic...











View from the end of Butts Wynd (no sniggering at the back). See, I actually did go to Hogwarts.



And that's ten to nine in the morning. Urgh...

2 comments:

The Dad said...

Just goes to give the lie to all those who maintain it only ever rains in Scotland. St Andrews has so much character, especially in the sunshine though it seems you may have to be up early to catch the letter. Fascinating little alleyways, characterful very old cottages, a ruined castle, a ruined cathedral and countless golf courses. It is of course the home of the Royal and Ancient and thus the home of golf. And only an hour from Edinburgh and its Festival
However if you leave St Andrews and head north into the Highlands of Scotland you encounter the most fabulous scenery, may be not as grand as the Alps etc. but stunning in its beauty - especially in the sunshine which is actually far more prevalent than normal prejudice would have you believe. I wish I had the skill to post a picture to demonstrate!

pinolona said...

What're you doing still working in finance?? Quick, give Tourism Scotland a call...