Thursday, 9 September 2010

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

We were fortunate to be in Edinburgh during their famous Fringe Festival which offered added interest to an already beautiful city.  If you wish to know more about this and future dates, then you may visit

According to their website "The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is widely acknowledged to be the biggest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city.

Every year thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, operas, music, exhibitions and events."

I've taken some photos of performers in the streets to share with you so hope you get the "mood" of the festival.  The main attraction definitely is "The Edinburgh Military Tattoo" - I will show you in my next posting which will be the last of my travels. 

There were Scottish Pipers sprinkled amongst the streets, so see which one you prefer?
Had to do some "touristy" shots!!   Hey, how about the Scottish Spinner?

Performers in the streets ALL required money to be dropped into a box for permission to photograph.  Here are a few sights.
You thought you were not beautiful?  The excellent performer on the right hand side entertained the crowd for a long time and enlisted upon the help of bystanders.  They were not game to look up!
We hit the Souvenir Shops to add excess luggage coming home. 

Housing in Scotland is varied and though there were suburbia with old homes supporting beautiful gardens such as we know it at home, here are some glimpses of types of homes you may choose from which I saw in my travels, unless you lived at Edinburgh Castle!!!
Posting hasn't been all that easy this week, since I flew to Sydney on Wednesday morning to be with Melinda who was admitted to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital by ambulance with her continuing serious back problems.  Many tests including MRI and Bone Scans still has us waiting for a decision for surgery or not.  Unfortunately, I have to return home this evening since our first Machine Embroidery Retreat commences this weekend.  Life is never dull, but what are Mums for?

Ever so many new products have been added to the website this week, so please visit the What's New section.
Wonderful new Machine Embroidery CDs from Hatched in Africa inluding a little Patchwork Teddybears plus lots of others.  Then if you like bags there are some great new bag patterns including The DittyRoo Bag Pattern from StudioKat Designs and ever so many others from Lazy Girl Designs and Turkey Tracks.  All in the What's New Section.

Do pay us a visit.

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