Thursday, 29 August 2019

Baby Wants Candy | Edinburgh Fringe 2019

     This will be my last review from this year's Edinburgh Fringe - I saw plenty of other shows besides the ones I've reviewed, but I'd be here for weeks if I tried to do them all! And since some were shows I've seen in previous years, I opted not to review them again. If you want to know more about what I saw, check out my Instagram story highlights instead! Anyways, Baby Wants Candy is an improvised musical, and a show I'd heard good things about in the past, so I finally checked it out this year.

Baby Wants Candy logo
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Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Christina Bianco | Edinburgh Fringe 2019

     One year I'll write all my reviews before the Fringe actually ends, but not this year! It's been a busy month, and I've been late posting almost every time! Anyways, I still want to write about Christina Bianco's show, because it's well worth telling people about, and she's going on tour next month! I actually saw her at the Fringe a few years ago, and I've seen lots of her YouTube videos, so I was pretty confident I would enjoy it.

Christina Bianco First Impressions, Edinburgh Fringe poster 2019
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Friday, 23 August 2019

Outfit - Rematch

     Mixing up a few of my favourite items in my wardrobe at the moment, especially for this time of year! I've featured the crop top on here before, but never before with jeans, and I like the contrast of the delicate, white lace, with the ripped denim. I also added the shirt tied around the waist, which has been a go-to look for me this summer - partly because I like how it looks, and partly because it means I have an extra layer with me if I get cold! You have to dress practically for the weather living in Scotland! These Converse are getting pretty well-worn out (the close up is an older photo of them!), but they'll still hang together for a little longer before I replace them!

Rematch - outfit of white lace crop top, grey ripped skinny jeans, red & black checked shirt around waist, & red Converse shoes

Monday, 19 August 2019

Foil Arms & Hog | Edinburgh Fringe 2019

     My first couple Fringe reviews were circus based, but I've seen plenty of comedy shows this year as well! As well as old favourites I've seen before (Shit Faced Showtime, The Noise Next Door), I've seen some new ones as well. Foil Arms & Hog are a comedy trio who specialise in short sketches. I've heard good things about them in previous years, and finally saw them myself for the first time last week.

Foil Arms & Hog
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Friday, 16 August 2019

Humans | Edinburgh Fringe 2019

     Ok, this review was meant to be done way sooner, but I've been pretty busy and very stressed lately, for various reasons we won't go into right now. I've seen about half a dozen Fringe shows already this year, but I'm not writing reviews for every single one - I'm mostly picking out the ones I liked best, and that I hadn't seen and reviewed in previous years. 'Humans', performed by Circa, I actually saw on the same day as 'Backbone', with the 2for1 tickets, so obviously it's hard not to compare back to back circus shows with each other!

Circa: Humans at Edinburgh Fringe 2019
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Friday, 9 August 2019

Backbone | Edinburgh Fringe 2019

     Most years, I see a lot of comedy acts at the Edinburgh Fringe, but this year I've already seen a few other types as well! We're only a week in, but I've already crammed in several shows (including some I saw last year, such as Shit Faced Showtime and The Noise Next Door), taking advantage of the discounts available in the first few days. Anyways, one of the first shows I saw was 'Backbone', performed by Gravity & Other Myths, in McEwan Hall.

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Sunday, 4 August 2019

Travel Inspiration | Malaysia

     Malaysia is a large country, with dozens of islands as well as the main peninsula, where you'll find the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. It also contains a diverse mix of cultures; there's the indigenous Malay people; the remnants of Portuguese, Dutch, and British colonial rule; and most cities have a Chinatown, Little India, and Arab Quarter now. I spent a week here almost two years ago, which gave me a few days each in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, and Melaka, all on the main peninsula - I didn't have time to see any of the islands! Although it was a short trip, I still saw a lot of the cultural diversity in that time!

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide

     The Edinburgh Fringe is upon us again, a month where the city descends into near anarchy. It's the largest performing arts festival in the world, which means it can be a lot of fun, but also highly stressful. This is the 5th year I've had to work in the city centre during it, and every year I'm trying to strike a balance between enjoying it, but not going completely insane by the end of the month either. Most locals have a love/hate relationship with the Fringe, where we enjoy its creativity and excitement, but also get so annoyed at how busy the city is for the whole month. So, here are some tips for making the most of the Fringe, but also escaping it from time to time as well!

The Royal Mile in August, during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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