Have you ever heard a song that just immediately externalises all the small insecure thoughts you’ve ever had in the most cathartic way? Or the perfect song to listen to as you drive through all the country roads out of St Andrews? Ryan O’Reilly’s ‘Boats against the current’ has long been one of my favourite songs to bring me instant peace and quiet and, I guess I’ll just admit it, a good cry. His new EP ‘Northern Light’s’ filled with beautiful, lyrical and honest songs is one of my go to albums when I need to relax after a big deadline.
This is coming to you from my bedroom where I’m tucking into a box of quality street my mum bought me, and listening to Michael Buble’s Christmas album and allow myself to fantasise about all the places I would love to visit this Christmas. So, without further ado, here are the 10 places that made the final cut.
Ever needed to know how to tempt your guests to a dinner party in the *Badlands (*Good-lands)?
The question ‘How was your summer?’ causes oneself to completely assess their whole summer in the socially acceptable space of about two minutes. Therefore, what you choose to answer arguably says a lot about which two minute segment was the most memorable for you.
We all know that feeling, when you leave the library after a particularly long slog, bleary eyed with a stack of eros coffee cups balanced precariously on your laptop (because, when faced with the imminent death by revision, suddenly lap tops become less important) and in desperate need of some ibuprofen. All you crave is another caffeine fix, although you know after your 10th one you will never get to sleep. Whilst there are many eligible coffee shops in St Andrews where you could go to get your next hit, I want to take you away on a little coffee shop tour of the world to ease your exam woes. Whether you want to day dream you’re in the middle of New York talking to a particularly handsome barista about symbolism in Milton, or you’re looking for inspiration over the mercifully exam free summer, I can guarantee that there will be a coffee shop on here that will make you forget all about short loans and all-nighters spent wilting in the silent section, even just for a little while…