Posted by Sari
Channel 4 digi is showing British Open. Not a reason to do a jig in itself as golf is a boring TV sport, but this year Open is again at the Old Course of St. Andrews, which has made me nostalgic. The views from the 1st and 18th fairway towards the Royal and Ancient golf club just makes me go all misty-eyed. Studying at St. Andrews was great: teaching was excellent and the milieu was just incredible. (As an example, the bilding on the
left right -you have no Idea how hard passing driving test was when you have difficulty distinguishing left and right - in the picture from the fairway is Hamilton Hall, one of the dorms)
I tried to do as much of the standrewy things as possible while I was over there: lived in a hall of residence, had my turn at the High Table Sunday lunch, walked the pier walk went to debating society meetings, took part in the rasin-weekend (excluding the foam-fight), never stepped on the initials in front of the chapel, went to ceilidhs, saw Twelfth Night staged at the ruins of the Bishop's Castle and even tried some golf - defenitely not my sport.
The smallness of the Town and the ubiquitousness of Golf can cause cabin feaver, but even if the passage of time is making the past more golden than it really was, I really had fun. And managed to do more work and get better grades than ever in Finland to boot. I rather thing the Anglo-American university system suits me buch better than the Finnish German-based system.