Community spirit is alive and well

Lindsey Alexander
Lindsey Alexander

By Lindsey Alexander

Most of this week has been devoted to trying to organise the launch night for our Discovering Fife calendar competition.
We have been very lucky to have been offered the use of the historic Dreel Halls in Anstruther for the event which takes place next week.
I’ve also been bowled over by the generosity of one Fife business - Luvians in Cupar - who are donating wine for the event, simply because they believe in community spirit. How good is that? 
Fife Cultural Trust has also kindly given us the Adam Smith Theatre cafe to show all of the winning photographs.
In this ‘age of austerity’, it often seems that everyone is out for themselves but here we have three organisations who are truly at the heart of their communities - there are plenty others who shall remain nameless but should take note!

Holiday fun: It’s been hard not to be slightly jealous of everyone who’s on holiday this week and able to enjoy the glorious weather.
A fantastic day spent on the East Sands with my best friend, her kids and mine last Friday made me realise just how lucky I am to have such a fantastic beach almost on my doorstep.
With the exception of seagulls making off with our sandwiches, we all had a great time - finished off with a trip to another jewel in Fife’s crown - Craigtoun Park. May this amazing weather continue!

No fun or games: You’ve heard about golf widows. Well, meet a Commonwealth Games widow.
My husband has been lucky enough to get a gig reporting on the Glasgow games and has been coming home at night enthusing about the exciting day he’s had.
It’s great he’s getting that experience but since we failed to get tickets for the events I really wanted to see - cycling and swimming - the closest I’m likely to get to Glasgow is via my TV.