Sunday, 30 August 2009

Wegen het zwaarst

Last night we all had dinner together to give Nikki the leaving do she deserves. She's been with us for over a year and will now set off on different adventures. It was a celebrations of sorts, but considering it's also a sad moment, I'm not sure if celebration is the word. But right now, I can't think of another word.

We made her a photo album that lays out her year with NIE, from UK touring to China, to an enormous seminar in an enormous space, to making some new shows and opening them in different countries, to our present residence in Edinburgh. We tried to go through the past year in chronological order, and very quickly noticed we'd left things out or got the order wrong. It's been a busy year and lots of exciting things have happened, and Nikki helped us make it all happen.

She's been telling us since the beginning of the month that when her contract ended, she wanted to learn a language and an instrument, so we bought her a guitar.

It was great to be able to have this evening of just NIE sitting together amidst the madness of the festival.

On another note: to all those people asking me for a photograph of me as Sue: it's not going to happen. If you want to see me in a skirt, come and see the show. You've only got two nights left and I can tell you with great conviction that me in a skirt won't happen again any time soon...

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