8.02.2005

18 hours at home in Kandy
...and both feet halfway out the door (?)

This is just a boring couple of lines for those readers looking for locational/occupational updates. I returned from my week of hustlebustle in Colombo this morning at approximately 11.30, and began unpacking so that I could start packing for Edinburgh.

Yes yes! I am off tomorrow morning (today morning) to see Herr von Bisno (http://bisno.blogspot.com) in that apparently quite chilly and rainy city. Lo, may my thin blood sustain me. I am bringing the full Nuwara Eliya (cold, rainy, UK-esque hill station) kit including Actual Socks, fleecy jacky, and gasp! my silk long-underwear-top. If there's a blizzard or even a stiff wind while I'm there, remember that I loved you all well.

Last week's play was lovely and exhausting as plays should be. I have new friends (remind me to write about the tequila/karaoke night... lord!) and new ideas and it was just gleefully fun. I did spend quite a bit of the week not-doing-the-show too, but that was less fruitful; for example, one day I had a crippling headache for several hours, then tried unsuccessfully to buy a belt, then sat in a ridiculous traffic jam with a taxi driver who would not take another route.

Sigh. Must finish packing the warmies and goodies. I bought a cute halter top at Odel to take with but it will probably just hang out under some zippy type overgarment. I am preparing myself for major culture shock, and psyched as hell. I have set myself the goal of finding two critical silly Scottish things: 1) folk dancing 2) haggis. The second will be vegetarian. I bet anything that someone in that city makes it!

More soon from London, where I will (in observance of travel-induced poverty and not terror-induced skittishness) not be on the Tube.

7 comments:

denri_shouten said...

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drac said...

You may well have more luck finding deep fried Mars bars in a local chippie than you will veggie haggis. just sayin'

Danny said...

Vegetarian haggis does indeed exist. I had it twice in Cambridge. Can't guarantee that it'll be in Edinburgh, but definitely worth a shot...

Rebecca said...

i got the haggis! as part of a frighteningly huge Scottish breakfast. will post photo once i find my damn camera cable (gr) but truly it was a spectacular amount of fake meats. plus eggs, toast, beans, potatoes, etc. didn't see the fried mars bars but i hear they're good.
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