A busy weekend has come to a slight halt with a pinged calf muscle from running this morning. I was hoping to play touch rugby this afternoon but sadly that is now out. I suppose the heavy rain also doesn't help though I always enjoyed sliding about in the mud!
Instead I slipped along to the Coburg Studios to take in some of the excellent work the local artists have produced. My niece Pauline Edie was exhibiting. You can view some of Pauline's fab work on her website http://www.paulineedie.com/index.htm .
All the work on display as excellent and I can recommend a visit.
On Friday I took in the Chinese spectacular Qing Chen, a sort of cross between Les Miserable and Hero. This piece of musical theatre was extraordinary and really got the Fringe of to a spirited start.
The Fringe had over recent years been very heavily dominated by comedy but it is so good to see theatre being so high profile this year thanks to some very well known participants.
The Observer explains this in the excellent articlehttp://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/06/edinburgh-festival-a-list-stars-theatre?intcmp=239 .
Lastly congratulations to the Scottish Rugby side on their nail biting win against ireland. There are 0-0 draws in football which are very exciting and for a long toime this looked like one of those. Both sides threw the ball round and there was a lot of great running rugby. Scotland just sneaked a late try to see them home in a World Cup warm up match.