St Andrews Day Trip – Mon


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!

Jannettas Gelateria

St Andrews

St Andrews

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.

St Andrews

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.

St Andrews

The girls got to pick one scoop, which us bigger people got two scoops. Everyone chose their own toppings too.

St Andrews

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.

St Andrews

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.

Balgove Larder

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.

St Andrews

St Andrews

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.

St Andrews

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.

12 Comments

  1. 6 April 2016
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    Wherever I have been in Scotland there seems to be an ice cream parlour! My daughter would love to work her way through that menu!

  2. 6 April 2016
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    The places you went to look fab. I love the look of the ice creams, yum.

  3. Oh I want those too please! Sometimes 2nd best isn’t bad at all isn’t it, especially when plans changes like your day out. Now I’m craving for ice-cream 🙂

  4. Rosemary Szuster
    6 April 2016
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    Hope the weather picks up for the rest of the week. It looks like you had an enjoyable day out anyway. That area is usually drier too. There’s always the Sea Life Centre if it doesn’t improve.

  5. 6 April 2016
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    Oh my goodness, the belgrave larder looks fab! Hope the weather cheers up soon x

  6. 6 April 2016
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    I love ice cream places like this! We have a local one that opens for the season really soon. I miss it during the winter months though.

  7. What a lovely place. I remember going to St Andrews when I was about 5 and it rained all the time.

  8. 6 April 2016
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    OMG those ice cream scoops looked delectable and I hope you enjoyed your pigeon breast!

  9. 6 April 2016
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    OH WOW just look at that ice cream its worth visiting just for that alone

  10. 7 April 2016
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    The Scots do food very well I think. One area they really excel in is ice cream. I bet this was a great place to go

  11. 8 April 2016
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    Oh my, those ice creams look amazing, what a treat!

  12. I love the look of the farm shop, I could spend every penny I earn in places like that! I’ve also become partial to ice cream in these very late days of my pregnancy so all of your choices sounded awesome!

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