So it’s safe to say that I can’t hold a candle to the guys in the blogging department, but I think I win with my photos this time. Since the last time I wrote, I have enjoyed an awesome winter break and now I am back in the “bubble” at St Andrews, which was recently named one of the best places to live in the UK by the Sunday Times. Lacrosse has pretty much fizzled out. We had our first playoff game vs Durham 3rds who we beat 19-2. I haven’t been able to make many games due to my dissertation lecture with the dreaded proposal submission looming. We then played Durham 2nds, who beat us, 7-6 for the quarterfinals of the BUCS Trophy. It was a good run. As if I wasn’t busy enough, I decided to join the basketball team this semester and I did have the opportunity to travel down to Lancaster for the semi final of the BUCS trophy. We ended up losing the game but had fun visiting a castle/prison (odd) and it was nice to see more of the UK.
One of the perks of being so far north in the UK is the Northern Lights, which I saw from my flat one night. It was crazy and beautiful, supposedly one of the best in twenty years. Everyone was outside; crossing an item off his or her bucket list.
I also caught a rainbow by St Andrews Cathedral seen below.
It is really cool to be next to one the world’s first and most famous golf courses. Although I didn’t get to see Hugh Grant or Leonardo DiCaprio golf this past September, when they were here, it is still pretty cool to walk around.
Nice to see the University of Binghamton Bearcats are doing well. Go BU!!
– Isabelle Mahoney