Scaramanga St Andrews



I so love this bag.  I’ve been looking everywhere for a satchel like this.  It’s a bit more than I usually spend on something to carry other things around in but maybe if I save my pennies, I’ll be able to afford it.  It reminds me of my days as a school girl … a little flash from the past for me.  So sturdy and I love the look.

If you live a little closer to St Andrews than I do, you could pop by the shop … although I should mention that they ship overseas … or there is a fair going on this weekend in Cupar and it looks like there will be some lovely deals. Their website can be found here.


Scaramanga satchels

St Andrews and National Museum of Costume




Here’s another great Pinterest site:  St Andrews with 179 Pins and 24 Boards.


Also an announcement from the National Museum of Costume:

“National Museums Scotland has announced that the National Museum of Costume at Shambellie House, near New Abbey, Dumfries is to close.

As a consequence of the economic recession, National Museums Scotland, like many organisations in the public sector across the UK, has seen a reduction in available public funding.

The very low numbers of visitors to the National Museum of Costume along with high operational costs is no longer sustainable. In addition, the domestic layout of Shambellie House places limitations on it being used effectively as a national museum.”

For the full press release, please see here.

Visit St Andrews


hello there!  just wanted to give you a link to some fun activities in St Andrews in August.  There’s lots to do for the whole family … theatre, book sales, music and so much more.

If you’re thinking of heading over for the day, here’s a quick peek at the calendar of events.

St Andrews

St Andrews is an amazing place.  Watching this clip made me realize how much I have missed seeing when I have been there.  I’ve visited a couple of times but mostly I looked at the Cathedral, the Golf Course and the beach.  The town is so full of history and events that have taken place there.  The video is a bit long … almost 10 minutes … but if you have a spot in your day to sit and watch it, I think this is worth seeing.

For info on St Andrews, have a look here.


German Christmas Market

The Traditional German Christmas Market in Edinburgh:

Mound Precinct
Thursday 24 November – Saturday 24 December
Sun – Wed: 10am – 8pm
Thu – Sat: 10am – 10pm
Christmas Eve: 10am – 8pm

Sausages, fried potato cakes, crepes, German beer, Glühwein, decorations, toys and lots of lovely gifts for everyone.

Photos and information from here.

Also just a reminder for St. Andrews Day tomorrow, don’t forget that Edinburgh Castle and St. Andrews Castle and Cathedral are FREE in honour of the special day.

Edinburgh Castle will be FREE to enter on 30th November 2011 in celebration of St Andrews Day.
St Andrews Castle & Cathedral will also be FREEof charge on Wednesday 30th November 2011.

Opening Hours

Edinburgh Castle, 9.30am to 5pm (last admission 4.15pm)
St Andrews Castle & Cathedral, 9.30am to 4.30pm (last admission at 4pm)