Today is St Andrew's Day, patron saint of Scotland, and a host of other countries too.
(image from visit-scotland.com)
The girls were both born in Scotland, so I did tell them this morning that it was "their" saints' day, but neither were terribly interested.....I thought it was a shame, but perhaps when they were rushing around getting ready to go to school wasn't the best time to tell them!
(image from wikipedia.com)
The West Port in St Andrews, Fife, where I attended the university, years before Prince William!
(image from st-andrews.ac.uk)
And this is the entrance to St Mary's College Quadrangle, where the Divinity school is situated. It is a lovely area to work, in very old and historic buildings. There is a room in the library complex in this college where I used to study each day - and the Scottish Parliament used to sit there. It is called Parliament Hall, surprisingly enough!
St Andrew has a whole page on Wikipedia, so you can pop over there to read more about him.
Happy St Andrew's Day!