Yes, I'm hideously jealous of children. When you're a kid it's all about the present moment. And they don't just expect joy, they demand it. How many times do you hear that high-pitched cry of "but I want it now!" when you're trying to enjoy your red wine in peace? But enough about church.
It was with much excitement that I plated up and took my first couple of mouthfuls. Spicy but delicious. So delicious in fact that I set to on Our Lord God Google to see if I could find the recipe. It took me a few minutes to track it down on a cookery site, mainly because I was also still filling my face ... which was starting to feel a tad warmer ...
The London sunshine had got far too samey for me. It was time for some proper rain. A last minute visit to Edinburgh was my only hope. Having sped around the venues getting customarily soaked and, like the local cheeseburgers, lightly battered, I offer you my gems of choice from the finest entertainment festival in the world.
Like everything, there are life lessons to be learned from spending a few days at the Fringe, and not just learning to navigate an unknown city in a matter of hours. First up was the sheer level and volume of talent...powerfully emotional or physically powerful - this was like the Theatre Olympics.