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A visit to St Andrews

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Elizabeth1 Sat 13-May-17 16:34:50

Would anyone like a visit to the beautiful town of St Andrews 27 -30 June? If you're available please give me your preferred date.

Marelli Sat 13-May-17 16:38:32

That sounds nice. I'd be ok for 28th or 29th. ☺️

baubles Sat 13-May-17 17:43:48

I can't as I'll be away but it's a lovely idea.

Elegran Sat 13-May-17 18:44:18

Any of those days would suit me.

Elizabeth1 Sat 13-May-17 19:19:41

3 confirmed so far
Me
Marelli
Elegran

All are very welcome smile

Elizabeth1 Sat 13-May-17 19:21:26

Awe baubles so sorry you can't make it - another time sad

Charleygirl Sat 13-May-17 19:42:50

The thought of St. Andrews makes me homesick

MawBroon Sat 13-May-17 20:05:19

Please give it my love! Paw and I met there in our first year and I LOVE the place.

Marydoll Sat 13-May-17 23:49:03

I love Saint Andrews. A favourite holiday destination, when our children were small and I was a golf widow😀. One of my colleagues retired early and moved there. envy

Elizabeth1 Sun 14-May-17 09:36:13

Beautiful memories Charliegirl Mawbroon Marydoll flowers

mcem Sun 14-May-17 10:24:41

Having met mawb on GN and discovered that we were at St A at the same time in the late 60's, I'm sorry we didn't meet up then. I think we might've got on quite well!

mumofmadboys Sun 14-May-17 15:04:37

One of my sons is at uni at St A's. I love the place too.

MawBroon Sun 14-May-17 15:31:29

It would be funny if we met and recognised each other!(unlikely, but funny!!) grin

mcem Sun 14-May-17 16:18:53

Maybe we should pm to find out just what we were doing, when and where!

Elizabeth1 Mon 15-May-17 06:51:42

mcem Sounds a great idea smile

Katek Mon 15-May-17 10:38:46

Can you add me to the list *elizabeth' - I can manage any of those dates.

EllenT Mon 15-May-17 12:54:37

It's tempting, have lived in Scotland for 18 years but never seen St Andrew's. Could you add me as a possible? And I'll fit in with your agreed date if I come up. (Back from a long holiday early that week so may just want to be home for a bit by then.)

oldgoat Mon 15-May-17 13:19:29

I would love to come on the 27th or 28th if DD will have me to stay and you can get trains from Fife to St. Andrews.

Elizabeth1 Tue 16-May-17 11:37:46

A wee visit to St Andrews - Any burning ambitions to see or do anything special while we're there apart from chatting, eating and drinking?

Confirmed
Me
Marelli
Elegran
Katek

Possibilities
EllenT
oldgoat- the nearest railway station is Leuchars and there's buses from there to St Andrews town centre otherwise you could get a bus straight from Edinburgh to the town centre

Marelli Tue 16-May-17 11:57:41

oldgoat, you won't be able to get a train to St Andrews (only as far as Leuchars, where you could get a bus - they run regularly). There are buses also buses from Kirkcaldy that (I think) start at Edinburgh. Maybe you and Elegran could travel together?

Marelli Tue 16-May-17 12:00:19

Oops..... I've typed too many buses! And Elizabeth1 has already told you that! I must lie down - it must be the shock of doing the ironing. 😳

Katek Tue 16-May-17 12:48:24

Can't do the walking but food and talking - especially talking - lie well within my capabilities!!

Elegran Tue 16-May-17 14:37:00

Can I recommend Lexie Conyngham's Murray of Letho series as pre St A. reading? I have just read number 10 of the series. The first is set at around 1800 in St Andrews, where Charles Murray is a student. Subsequent books are in Edinburgh, St Monance, Letho and India. The characters are believably human and the topography and historical detail are spot-on.

The first is called Death in a Scarlet Gown, and they are all available on Kindle.

oldgoat Thu 18-May-17 23:13:40

DD says that I can stay at her house in Burntisland so I could get a train and bus to St. Andrews. I've downloaded the book elegran and am about to start reading it. Just need to know which date suits everybody please.

Elegran Fri 19-May-17 07:59:32

It'll be good to see you again, oldgoat. I meant to say that those books are classified as "detective stories", which I suppose they are, but also very nice accounts of provincial (and Edinburgh) life at that time.