An impromptu escape…

Today was a lazy Sunday. Well, as lazy as it can be when the alarm goes off at 7; so the OH can drop Teen1 at the bus station to get to work and you know your new washing machine could be delivered pretty much any time…

As it was, it arrived around 11; so after we got it plumbed in, my day mostly revolved around making some sort of dent in the mountain of laundry that had accumulated!

After Teen1 got home and we sat down for dinner (maple roast pork, potatoes, broccoli & carrots; in case you were wondering…); Teen2 started getting ready to go to *Yet another social event* about 40 minutes drive away.

Realizing that the Dad-taxi would have to do the roundtrip twice, I suggested tagging along to keep him company.

It was quite a nice night so we had a wander around town. image

I had forgotten how many interesting little buildings there are dotted around St Andrews.

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I especially love this stationers & bookshop. I always think it wouldn’t look out of place in Diagon Alley! image

It started to get a little rainy, so we stopped off for a drink. image Have you tried one of Starbucks’ new Caramel Coffee Jelly drinks yet? Yeah, I know! It sounds weird! But, it was really good.

image I also had time to work on today’s list for the #listersgottalist challenge.

The rain had stopped by closing time, so we took a stroll round past the castle & cathedral ruins, along by the water and down to the harbour.

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We're not sure WHAT this is/was!  We think perhaps an old public paddling pool?

We’re not sure WHAT this is/was!
We think perhaps an old public paddling pool?

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I love taking pictures where something is ‘framed’ with something else, like through windows, doorways & gates. I guess it’s one of my ‘things’.

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We had a giggle at the blatant yet tenuous link employed as a marketing tool here...

We had a giggle at the blatant yet tenuous link employed as a marketing tool here…

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It was really fun to just hang out together for a couple of hours image and having been reminded how nice a town St Andrews is, we’re planning on heading back across during the week; when everything is open. It’s actually been a while since we’ve had a family visit to the castle & cathedral, and there are tons of places to choose from if we decide to stick around for something to eat.

Have you had any opportunity for a few hours impromptu escape recently?

As always, thanks for reading xx

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