Monday, May 29, 2023

Good people.


There's a group of Italian tourists standing on the other side of the road outside outside the 'wee house'. They're chatting away animatedly as their guide points out where Kate had a cup of coffee with William. 

You know when it's tourist season. The demand for al fresco dining arrives. Al fresco dining, in the Scottish climate, is not something you would wish to base a business plan on. However, the Indian restaurant on the lane seems to have had a successful night of it.

Our morning walk takes us through the medical department gardens. There's a small cellophane wrapped wreath on the ground alongside a freshly varnished  bench. Around town and on the golf courses there are scores of these memorial benches. All have small brass plaques attached to them with  sentiments like ' He worked in Detroit but his heart was in St.Andrews '. Someone in the town council arranges for a floral arrangement to be put out on the requisite bench on the anniversary of the  donors death. There is something rather wonderful about these old fashioned courtesies. The wreath on the ground has been moved by the bench varnishers. 

This morning we go to the cafe by the old church. The scones have just come out of the oven. Sophie has her first taste of freshly baked ( and still warm ) scone. A bowl of fresh water is brought to our outside table. Her delight is palpable.

Then it's time to head home for breakfast and a nap.


WFT Nobby said...

Fresh baked scones. Yum!
(The chimp is irresistible)

Coppa's girl said...

My thoughts too - freshly baked scones, still warm from the oven. Will they take precedence over Jaffa cakes as No1 favourite?
Heart-warming story about the chimp.

paphosmuseum said...

I love the tiny plaques on benches. I love that the Council lays flowers. But why oh why oh why do they need the plastic??

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Golly, Mlle Sophie... could the oven-fresh scones beat the curly ends of croissant??? And OMG, that chimp... YAM xx

jabblog said...

I love the memorial benches and the anniversary flowers. Warm scones fresh from the oven - very nice.
The happy chimp sounds were a delight and so lovely to see such a happy reunion. It reminded me a little of Christian the lion.

Travel said...

A happy walk for Diva and master,

Diaday said...

Good people are everywhere and you don't have to look far to find them.
We were just in New York City and went to the 9/11 Memorial. Museum staff places a white rose at the name of each victim who has a birthday that day. Beauty in simplicity.
What a heartwarming story with the chimp and its care takers!

Stephanie said...

Lovely post and link, Angus. Thank you.