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Expats in Edinburgh

  Well, not a lot of quilting happened over the past few weeks.   We had an EXCELLENT week at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world's larges performance arts festival.  Established in 1947, it takes place for ~25 days every August (save for 2020 & 2021, and we all know what happened there 😷). To give you an idea of scale, in 2019, there were 59,500 performances of 3,841 different shows in 322 venues. The Fringe occurs at the same time as: Edinburgh International Festival (music, theatre, opera and dance), Royal Edinburgh Military Tatoo (a military precision show with fireworks performed nightly at the Edinburgh Castle), Edinburgh International Book Festival (authors, illustrators, musicians, poets, politicians, thinkers, etc.). I think I've captured the big ones here. It is a very hectic time for Edinburgh with packed hotels, restaurants and venues. We arrived on a Monday afternoon and departed on Friday morning. During that time, we saw 14 events (short plays, stand-up

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