The weather was really bad on Monday. We delayed leaving the house to see if it improved. It didn’t.
The plan had been to visit St Andrew’s Castle, and we even got as far as parking outside, but the weather was too bad. We went to Jannettas for ice cream instead. Wise choice!
While they did serve lunches and cakes too, it was purely the ice cream that we were interested in. The place was popular and we had a little wait before we were seated. The waiter gave us a list of their ice cream flavours while we waited.
We were seated in a booth. The staff were friendly and the service was very quick. They brought crayons and Easter themed colouring in sheets for the girls.
The girls got to pick one scoop, which us bigger people got two scoops. Everyone chose their own toppings too.
Jenny had Strawberry with 100s & 1000s sprinkles while Eve got chocolate with chocolate. (Guess what her favourite is?) Jack got cookie dough and Oreo with nerd sprinkles.
Rachel ordered blueberry cheesecake with wild cherry with a cream topping while Emma ordered peaches and cream, butter pecan and a flake topping. I ordered apple pie flavour, white chocolate raspberry ripple and space dust topping.
We all tried each other’s ice cream. Most agreed that Rachel’s choices were the best. I think I must have been given the wrong flavour because the apple pie tasted more like vanilla with flecks of chocolate.
With the rain still bucketing down, we decided to go to a nearby farm shop to get some goodies for that night’s dinner, and also some presents to take home.
Now, you’ll have seen smaller farm shops before, or shops with small farm produce sections. Well, if you like that sort of stuff, Balgove Larder is the mothership of such stuff. It’s a massive shop filled with fresh, local and farm produce. An anti-supermarket chain shop.
We’d left it too late in the day to get fresh bread, but we still treated ourselves from their large selection of food, drink and sweets.
I chose pigeon breast for dinner, which turned out to be delicious. A kind of steak-chicken breast. The shop wasn’t the cheapest, but it wasn’t horrendous either. It was a great place to buy some holiday presents to take home.
So, the day was a bit of a wash-out but we still managed to enjoy ourselves. We’ll be back in St Andrews again tomorrow when, hopefully, the clouds will be a little less grey.