During the week commencing 21 April I spent a great four days at beautiful St. Andrews. It really is the most amazing place. Staff at the school of English look out on St. Andrews Castle and then out to sea. I really don’t know how anyone manages to get any work done, given the view they have from their windows.
It was lovely catching up with Robert Crawford again and chatting with Don Paterson. Isn’t it funny how the busiest of people can always somehow manage to find time for you!
The thorn tree in the quadrangle of St. Mary’s College is purported to have been planted by Queen Mary of Scots in 1563.