Until this trip to St Andrews, I had never been to Scotland. In fact, considering how much I love discovering new places, my knowledge of the UK is shamefully low. So, with one of my best friends studying there, I decided to take advantage of the cheaper midweek train fares and spend a few days catching up with her. We actually met in Edinburgh but within an hour of arriving, the rain kicked in with such force that we headed straight back after dinner so I’m already planning another visit to explore properly.
We started bright and early the next morning to explore the town. Whilst battling against some pretty strong winds, I got see the gorgeous buildings around town and to pay tribute to a local legend, Hamish McHamish.
The beautiful stone buildings felt like something from Harry Potter – there’s lots more snaps on my Instagram so don’t forget to follow me there! We also spent a few minutes in the most beautiful bookshop, Topping & Company.
This huge scone provided us with a hearty lunch to regain our energy – as did a spontaneous afternoon nap!
After dinner, we checked out the abbey ruins…
…before getting dessert at Janetta’s, an amazing ice cream parlour with almost too many delicious flavours to choose from. I went for chocolate fudge brownie and white chocolate with raspberry – yum!
We navigated the steep slopes to stop on the beach to enjoy the spectacular views while we munched on Pringles and mini cocktail sausages.
Of course, there are some things that just can’t be captured. Like the moment we spotted a deer just below the path. It gazed at us for a few silent moments before leaping back into the undergrowth. And giggling into the night as we played Cards Against Humanity with some of Lauren’s friends. If you have a sick sense of humor, it is the PERFECT accompaniment to a night in with drinks. It was a beautiful few days and I already want to go back!
What better way to finish off a blog post than with a horrendously unflattering photo?