Weekend at the Open didn’t go completely to plan...

Fiona's weekend at the Open was great despite the weather
Fiona's weekend at the Open was great despite the weather

Well the weekend didn’t turn out exactly as planned in terms of the golf in St Andrews, did it?

Saturday was a glorious day aside from the wind that stopped play on the Old Course.

It was great to see the town buzzing despite the lack of sport that was taking place

But the dry weather meant that my trip to north east Fife wasn’t a wasted one and we were still able to enjoy ourselves – not that we were going with purpose of watching the golf in the first place.

It was great to see the town buzzing despite the lack of sport that was taking place.

The town’s businesses were thriving and there were people everywhere, there was no space in the pubs with people spilling out into the street and enjoying their drinks in the sunshine.

The university had pitched a marquee in its grounds and was offering a great family friendly location for people to meet and enjoy the golf.

We visited on Saturday afternoon and thought the whole concept was fantastic.

Although there was no golf, the TVs were showing the Davis Cup tennis and there was a good atmosphere.

Many, like us, chose to find a spot on the grass outside and enjoy the afternoon sunshine, so much so that by the time we got home there were a few pink faces.

Festival time: With the Edinburgh Fringe just around the corner, I’ve finally finished the task of browsing through this year’s programme.

Once again there’s plenty to see and it’s been hard to make the decision on what to go and see.

But the choices have now been made and the tickets booked so it’s a month of comedy and fun to look forward to. Fingers crossed the weather improves.