We have been home from Edinburgh Festival for well over a week but still feel the effects. It is such an all encompassing experience- work hard all day and do culture and socialise most evenings. At our age there has to be a cost and that is why we are only just recovering. We have also had to check off and return all the unsold work from the exhibition and see our only son off for a further year in China. No wonder we feel a little drained.
We had some real highlights in Edinburgh. Our favourite show was “Sub Rosa”, closely followed by “Bare”. We also really enjoyed “Smoke and Mirrors” at the Spiegel Tent and Ovid’s Metamporphoses at the Pleasance Dome. The plays we saw at the Traverse were excellent as usual and we enjoyed visiting the new venue in Princes Street Gardens- the Assembly Tent. It will be a huge loss to the fringe next year if there is no Assembly on George Street.
As always , what makes our Festival is meeting up with old friends, going for days out, eating in restaurants and cafes and just generally making the most of Edinburgh. It has to be one of our favourite cities despite the festival crowds. It is a novelty for us to use the excellent bus service as we do not have a bus service at all where we live. Maybe one day there will be trams for us to ride on!
Now we are at home we are busy planning for our Christmas exhibitions and are just completing the artwork for the invitations to our private views and entering data on our mailing list- lots of donkey work. We open at the National Theatre on 8th November and at Manchester Town Hall on 21st November. We are also adding new designers to our selling website lovedazzle all the time and now attracting buyers from all over the world.