We've had some nice reviews for Skittles and sold out the last few days, so I'm able to see some other shows.  I went to see Allotment, which takes place here, on the director's allotment:



It’s a beautiful piece.  You get given a scone and jam and mug of tea when you arrive, then a great show.  Just sitting in the allotments (a short walk out of town near Inverleith) is a wonderful break from the ticket stubs and plastic pints of the fringe.

On the way back, we walked past some swans.



A friend of mine, Jamie Douglas used to do this joke:

A male swan can break a female swan’s neck with one blow of his wing.
A female swan can break a male swan’s heart with just a look.

He gave up stand-up.  I wish he hadn’t.

STOP PRESS: Jamie has informed me I've got this wrong.  It wasn't his joke, just a favourite joke of his.  The joke was in fact Harry Hill's.  Sorry, Harry.

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We then passed some ducks.  They can tuck their heads into their own feathery necks, which would come in handy on the Royal Mile.