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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Enjoying the Last of the Fringe

Edinburgh-Fringe-Festival
Edinburgh-Fringe-Festival
Edinburgh-Fringe-Festival

Last Sunday, Paul and I decided to head into Edinburgh to enjoy the last little bit of the Fringe Festival, and take in the beautiful sunshine that had decided to come out at exactly the right time. We haven't made it to any shows or events this year, which is a little sad because there are some amazing ones on offer, not to mention so many talented people. But, even if you are aren't going to anything specific, the city has an amazing atmosphere throughout August and even to just spend time there is so much fun, which was our plan for the afternoon.

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Edinburgh-Fringe-Festival
Edinburgh-Fringe-Festival

It was past lunch time when we made our way in to the city centre, and we were starving, so our first thought was of course food. The food trucks and stalls this year were fantastic! We walked around St Andrews square trying to choose what to eat -which was some task believe me! Paul ended up with a haggis burrito. I know -eewww, I can't stand haggis either, so it wouldn't have been my first choice, but they are two of his favourite things so it had to be done. I went for a BBQ halloumi ciabatta with roasted peppers and salad, and seeing that triple cooked chips were available we picked up an order to share. When the Festival is on, St Andrews square is always packed full of shows, food, different pop up bars and live music. We found a spot on the grass to eat our lunch and enjoy the sun. We lay there for a while listening to the live music, everything from opera to old rock classics. After a while I left Paul on the grass to keep our spot, while I ran off to pick up a sweet treat from a food truck we'd spotted earlier. It was an old camper van that served creme brulee! We couldn't not, so I got a plain vanilla and a peanut butter blondie for us to share -they were some of the best creme brulee's I've ever eaten, and the girls serving were so friendly. 

Edinburgh-Fringe-Festival
Edinburgh-Fringe-Festival
Edinburgh-Fringe-Festival

After more lazying around on the grass we eventually made a move a went for a walk, with no destination in mind, just to enjoy the festival atmosphere. We watched street performers with fire, insanely talented acrobatics, singers with the most beautiful voices and a man blowing huge bubbles.

It's sad to see it go for another year, but I'm sure next time it rolls around we'll end up spending a lot more time there.  

Edinburgh-Fringe-Festival
Edinburgh-Fringe-Festival
Edinburgh-Fringe-Festival


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