I seem to have been well and truly distracted by fun festival summery things over the last couple of weeks, as you may have noticed from the recent lack of blog posts. I’m making the most of all the Fringe action during August, but I’m sure come September things will return to business as usual.
On Wednesday evening I headed along to a blogger event at Godiva, a lovely little boutique in the Grassmarket. In between sipping Pimms and tucking into cakes and brownies from Lovecrumbs, we had a wander round the shop and chatted to the Godiva ladies. Keep your eyes peeled for a full post about this soon! I was a little bit gutted I had to leave early as there were lots of fun crafty activities planned for the rest of the evening, but Lynne and I had tickets to see One Man Breaking Bad so we had to nip off just as the party was getting into full swing. The show was definitely worth it though, so good! I never thought it would be possible to laugh so much at Breaking Bad. I’ve just started watching Breaking Bad from the beginning again, and I think it might be even better the second time around.
On Thursday, Laura and I had a very Fringey evening. Our first stop was Clerk’s Bar to fuel up on food and wine, then we made our way down to The Caves to see our first show of the evening, Frankenstein Unbolted. The show was very funny and a bit silly, and I’d definitely recommend going along to see it if you get the chance. Our second show of the evening was also a hit, with both of us being suitably impressed with Abandoman‘s improv hip hop comedy.
Saturday was a very civilised affair, starting the day off with brunch at Loudons and then having a wander round the Edinburgh Farmers’ Market. I stocked up on fresh fruit, fancy bread and local cider – yum! After that Laura and I went back to the flat to lounge around and watch several episodes of Breaking Bad before I headed out in the evening to meet up with some pals. After some drinks, we went along to the Spiegeltent to see La Clique. This probably wouldn’t have been the sort of thing that would have jumped out at me if I was looking for shows to go to, but my friend had been last year and said it was really good – and she was right! It was basically a couple of hours of very bendy scantily clad people doing dancing and acrobatics. Lots of burlesque and that sort of thing, even some shadow puppetry and rollerskating!
Aaaand now it’s Sunday and I’m in dire need of a day of doing nothing. Going to be spending the entire day on the sofa I think!
What have you been up to this week?