THE restaurants in Edinburgh are something I look forward to every year. I have always loved going for tapas and a cold beer or a nice glass of red at Cafe Andaluz on George Street.”
I had been going for years before I realised they sometimes have a conjurer that comes round to the tables and does some close-up magic.
I can’t wait to go this year and watch a professional at work as I’m performing magic in my own show for the first time – it is about Miss Havisham from Great Expectations. Charles Dickens had a love of conjuring.
“My treat when I am at the Festival is a cocktail on the roof terrace at Oloroso, or even a meal if I’m feeling flush.
• Miss Havisham’s Expectations, Gilded Balloon, Teviot, until August 27, 3pm, £10-£11, www.edfringe.com