My name is Peggy Schwarz, and I live in Mount Gambier, South Australia. I wanted to write to someone in St. Monans after visiting there recently, and found your name on the St. Monans web site in relation to a choir. No, I do not want to join the choir – Australia is a little too far away unfortunately.
Recently whilst on a 6 weeks visit to a niece in Devon, we flew to Edingurgh, hired a car, and drove around Scotland for 10 days. I was most anxious to visit St. Monans, as I have a print of a water colour by Jill Walker, hanging on my kitchen wall, and have for years looked at it, and wondered about “The Harbour, St. Monance, Fife” as she has titled it. I dreamed of one day visiting this place, about which I knew nothing. I was not disappointed. I found St. Monans to be everything the picture lead me to believe it would be. I was impressed by its colourful, tidy and clean appearance, and it gave the feeling of it’s people being proud of where they live.
The church was very interesting, well kept and looked loved by its congregation. The grass was being cut the day we were there, the sun was shining, the sea calm – what a lovely place.
I came home remembering my brief visit to St. Monans with great pleasure, and wanted to tell someone there, how much I enjoyed my glimpse of your life in that place. Your web site, shows me you have an active and vibrant community, doing lots of interesting things. The web site also explained why my picture is titled ” St. Monance”, instead of St. Monans.
I will continue to check your web site from time to time, to see what is happening in St. Monans, now I know that it really exists, and is not just some artist’s imaginings!
Regards to the Choir – it would have been nice to have spent more time in your village, and maybe have heard you sing.
Kind regards, Peggy Schwarz.