August 9th, 2012
We went to the Mosque Kitchen again for supper tonight. They have a 5 pound bowl of 3 veggie curries, plus rice on the bottom. We share the meal, and it's delicious and just the right amount of food for us when you add a garlic naan for 1 pound 50 pence. btw, the 5 pound bowl of curry weighs less than 5 pounds, the cost is 5 pounds. Since we shared the plate of food, we figured we could stroll around looking for some kind of dessert. Lo and behold I spied a small sign above a charming Italian restaurant that said 'homemade ice cream'. We walked through the door and realized right away that it was kind of a fancy, 'sit down' type of place. We told the waiter who wanted to seat us, that we'd eaten dinner and were just looking for some ice cream. He explained that there was also a take-away window (of that same restaurant) just around the corner. A few steps later and we entered the take away entrance to Martone's (Nicolson Street). There's also a fringe venue down the stairs, but we were just there for the sweets. They had 10 or 12 flavors to choose from, and many of them were exotic. We nearly chose peach amaretto, but then decided on 1. sea salt caramel, and 2. white chocolate pear. One scoop each. Delicious. The kind of ice cream you can daydream about. I think it was 3 pounds 20 pence for two ice cream cones.
Our show went really well today. There were about 16 people and some of them even yelled 'Bravo!' at the end of it. It was very gratifying.... Neal even said "bow again" to me, because people kept clapping. So I did. I bowed again. We said thank you to the audience, and mentioned 21A. The 'cross promotion' at our shows is helpful I think.
Glenn and Neal left to run 21A and I attended a show of a really nice guy we met named Rob James. He's doing a magic show called Rob James: Magicana. I liked it a lot, and then I headed over to 'Yoga for Performers' at Fringe Central today. That's not a show, it's an actual yoga class that I took. Since I'm registered officially at the Fringe, one of the amenities is that I can take a variety of free classes that they offer. (It's like summer camp for actors!). The yoga class was very very relaxing and much needed. It's easy to get thrown off kilter, and yoga can help center a person and allow them to breathe and relax. There's been a lot of fight or flight panic on this trip, and I think a lot of performers forget to take care of themselves. Today I got to take care of myself a bit. (The ice cream and the yoga, what a combination!).
Glenn is going to collect me in a few minutes... he's at a pub 'advertising' my show. That means he's having a pint, and he does have my flyers/postcards in his possession. So, if he meets anyone he'll definitely give them a card. : ) We hope to see one or maybe two shows tonight. If we wanted we could see shows until 1 in the morning. The amount of theatre, music and dance going on here ...... boggles the mind.