14 August 2019: Day 4 of our Grand Tour of Scotland: Part 2 – St Andrews

Good day everyone,

Hope you are all still healthy. This week was very busy with my studies and finishing up editing work for clients.

For the next few days, I can concentrate on editing our Scotland vacation.
Let’s continue our Grand Tour of Scotland. Today I am sharing with you the photos I took while exploring St Andrews.

Dad was still not feeling up to walking, and he stayed in the car while I explored and took some photos of the surroundings.

My first stop was St Leonard’s Parish Church. On my next visit to Scotland, I am definitely going to make a point of it to go inside the churches to capture the interiors as well.

St Leonard’s Parish Church
St Leonard’s Parish Church
St Leonard’s Parish Church
St Leonard’s Parish Church
St Leonard’s Parish Church
St Leonard’s Parish Church
St Leonard’s Parish Church
St Leonard’s Parish Church Bell

While I was exploring, I noticed the different types of stone and brick walls. It really stood out to me.

Patched wall

Up next are some random photos of the buildings and houses.

My next stop was the Victory Memorial Hall. The blue door and entry of the hall caught my eye immediately. I searched online for more information about the Victory Memorial Hall, but shockingly, I could not find any.

Victory Memorial Hall
Beautiful blue door of the Victory Memorial Hall
Victory Memorial Hall

St Andrews has so many beautiful churches, and I only walked down one street.

The Hope Park and Martyrs Parish Church have a spectacular exterior, I can just imagine how the interior must be. The beautiful flower baskets in front of the windows really caught my eye.

Hope Park and Martyrs Parish Church
Hope Park and Martyrs Parish Church
Hope Park and Martyrs Parish Church
Hope Park and Martyrs Parish Church
Hope Park and Martyrs Parish Church
Stunning Window of Hope Park and Martyrs Parish Church
Beautiful Hanging flower baskets of the Hope Park and Martyrs Parish Church
Hope Park and Martyrs Parish Church
Stunning Blue door of the Hope Park and Martyrs Parish Church
Hope Park and Martyrs Parish Church

Thank you for exploring St Andrews with me. In my next post we will continue exploring.

Keep safe and healthy.

Till next time.

Coreen

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“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

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“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”

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14 August 2019: Day 4 of our Grand Tour of Scotland: Part 1 Knockhill Farm B&B

Good day everybody,

I am feeling much better today. I hope you are all still healthy and enjoying life to the fullest.

WOW day two on the road, but first a little of our stay and warm reception at Knockhill Farm just outside St Andrews.

Linda Wood, the owner of Knockhill Farm B&B, made us feel right at home with her friendly reception. We ran late, and she was worried that something happened to us on the way there. She even went as far and contacted Nordic Visitor, our tour agent, to find out if they had heard something.

Linda showed us to our accommodation for the evening, and we talked a bit about our day. She then told us that breakfast will be served at 8:00 AM and showed us where we must go.

Big Lounge and kitchen area

Our accommodation had a spacious lounge, with 2 comfortable couches, a television, and enough reading material to keep us busy for the night.
In the kitchen area, we had a variety of coffee and teas to choose from.

Spacious Shower and bathroom
Basket of goodies and towels

The bathroom was also very spacious and had a beautiful big walk-in shower. There were fresh bath sheets, face towels, shampoo, shower gel, and cream.

Two comfortable twin beds

The spacious bedroom had two twin beds, cupboards and, a dressing table.

After a long warm shower, I put on my PJ’s and made myself and dad a nice cup of coffee. We sat down in the lounge, dad grabbed a book and started reading and I started writing a quick blog with photos I took on the road with my phone.
When I first anticipated writing a blog every evening, I did not factor in how tired I would be after a long day on the road.

We went to bed around 10:30 PM for a well-deserved rest.

At around 5:00 AM, I woke up refreshed. I got out of bed, got dressed, and gathered all my things. I grabbed my camera and headed outside to take some photos of the farm and its surroundings.
I made dad and myself a cup of coffee then I woke him up just after 6:30 AM, giving him ample time to get ready.

Our Room The Stable

Dad finished with time to spare, and we decided to take a walk down the road.

Red champion Silene dioica
Red champion Silene dioica
Red champion Silene dioica
Red champion Silene dioica
Blue Pansy
Yellow Pansy

Thank you for joining us at Knockhill Farm B&B. Hope you enjoyed your stay just as much as we did. Our next stop St Andrews.

Till next time. Stay safe.

Coreen

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Flower of the day Challenge: 21 July 2020

Good day friends,

Been feeling a bit under the weather over the past few days. Flowers always cheers me up so here is my one for today.

My Grandmothers sister loved Barberton Daisies. Her back garden was full of them all the different colors you can think of and she had single ones and doubles. That is how she described them.

I am not 100% sure if this is a Barberton Daisy. I took these photos while we were walking in Edinburgh.

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“Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.”

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13 August 2019: Day 3 of our Grand Tour of Scotland: Part 10

Good day to my internet friends

I hope that you are all having a great week. Today’s post is going to be sweet and short.
I did not take a lot of photos in Anstruther, because we were running late and I could not phone the guesthouse where we were staying. I only had a data package, and it did not include airtime.
On our way to get supper, we stopped at St. Ayle Church. I took a few photos through the gate, and then we were on our way again.

Since I started planning this road trip through Scotland with dad in October 2018, I decided that we are going to visit Anstruther Fish Bar. I have seen so many posts on Instagram about this award-winning restaurant that we just could not pass through without trying out something on their menu for ourselves.
When we got there, the queue went out the door and down the sidewalk. It was late, but we were starving and decided to stay.

They did not disappoint. The food was delicious.

Haddock and Chips

Just before we left, I took some photos of the harbor and surrounding buildings.

Arrived safe at Knockhill Farm.

Thank you for joining us on this short visit to Anstruther.

Till next time. Stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

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Walt Disney

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“Learn to trust in the journey even if you don’t understand it.”

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