The Edinburgh Festival and Fringe (and Tattoo and Art Festival and Book Festival....) are all in full swing (more info here) and the city is buzzing. There is a wonderful atmosphere but it's not easy when you have to trail around town with Toots and Pip in tow.
So today - knowing we would have an early rise as the man of the house was heading off to California - I made the effort to book tickets for a show for the little ones. So off we sailed to Hairy Maclary and Friends - by Nonsensroom Productions.
After collecting the tickets, pottering about (loo stops et al) we joined the massive queue. I couldn't believe it when one of the staff said it was a sell out and 500 tickets had been sold. A quick reccy around me and I reckoned it was an average of 2 kids per adult. Oh I was so glad I didn't have a red wine head.
The show was very good - lots of singing and interaction. Some of the smaller ones were a little put off by the shouting and general noise but once they got used it they seemed to enjoy it. Hercules Morse was a bit too much for Toots - she told me afterward it was because to dog kept cuddling the lady and she didn't like it ! The highlight through had to be Zachary Quack.
You don't have to be a fan of the books but it certainly helped.
Toots and Pip had a ball. Happy them, happy me :-)