Three Things… Scotland

You may have noticed I have skipped a couple of “Three Things” created by Paula from The Book Jotter as I have been on holiday. Woop! I went to Edinburgh for the Fringe Comedy Festival and to Glasgow. So this weeks Three Things I am concentrating on The Fringe.

What is Three Things?…
Three Things was created by Paula’s at The Book Jotter. Her new idea is to regularly write three things she observes in the world around her which include:
1. Reading
2. Looking
3. Doing or Thinking

It’s just a great way for your followers to see what you have been up to in the week and mixes up what your normally post about.  If you want to also take part or find out more about Paula’s idea please go to her blog


Reading – Flyers

If you have ever been to Fringe before you will understand me when I say you get inundated with flyers. Ever 2 steps I had people coming up to me trying to get my interest in plays, musical acts, comedy shows, puppet shows etc. Every day I would collect loads in my rucksack and then at lunch or in the hostel I spread them out and myself and my friends decided what shows to go to via a simple advertising tool. I must have read and collected over 80 flyers in a couple of days. And most of them worked, we went to as many shows and plays as we could and that’s mainly thanks to advertising.

Seeing – Comedy Shows

I ended up seeing about 10 comedy shows in 4 days. Some were hard to choose as they were all on at similar times or too far away from each other to get to. My favourite show was Daniel Sloss, he was hilarious, his comedy is very dark, modern and witty. I laughed so much at his show and glad I went to see him. Daniel Sloss is someone I have heard of before, I also saw a lot of comedians who I hadn’t heard of like the Aussie Daniel Connell his skit about shaving spiders legs just had me in stitches and his delivery was perfect. There were also small-time comedians like Laura Byrne, she did a show on being a “90’s baby” which I really enjoyed. There were sooooo many great acts to go and see and I felt like I only saw a tiny minute portion of what was there.

Doing – Walking Arthur’s Seat
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As well as Fringe myself and my friends wanted to do other tourist attractions in Edinburgh. One morning we got up a bit earlier than usual and walked up Arthur’s Seat. I was surprised that it was only a half hour walk to the top I thought it would take a lot longer. The views were incredible and it was a nice way to see such a beautiful city.

I really enjoyed my few days in Edinburgh, I would love to go back to another Fringe Festival and also go back when it’s not Fringe. I missed out on going to the castle, Edinburgh dungeons and other attractions so I would love the opportunity to do that another time.

Have you been to Fringe before? What did you go and see? How was you experience? I would love to know so get in touch. Katie x

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