Wednesday, August 23, 2006
On Monday I was privileged to see the inside of St Andrews' Police Station. My first time :D The police officer who showed me around gave me a grand tour (which he thought would be boring but for a writer was fascinating) and then we went for a coffee (Starbucks has invaded though they still don't have MacDonalds). I asked lots of questions about the structure of the police force and what happens during a murder. I think for my book idea I'll have to change the structure slightly because I want a detective based in St Andrews and CID are currently based in Cupar.
But that is generally better from a writer's perspective--more leeway to create a ficticious world and less chance of unwittingly insulting someone.
I'm very grateful to my police contact, he is a wonderfully supportive source of information and knowledge, and never tires of my dumb questions.
Then we visited the place where DH and I first met, 16 years ago would you believe. It feels like yesterday.
The marine lab has barely changed on the outside, but I wonder about the spirit of the place, when I was a student it had a vibrant party atmosphere--I guess that's what happens when you get old LOL! But it was great to see my old friends and see the world still turning in a special part of the world.
Oh I can't wait to write that story :)
Hope you're all well--I caught up blogging yesterday (most of the news). Have fun!!! Kick me if I missed something important :)