Saturday, 30 May 2015

Come To The Circus!

When I was a child, I loved Enid Blyton and loved the circus books. I absolutely wanted to run away and live with the circus! 

And the circus is in town! 
Silvers Circus is here for six shows and we went this afternoon. It was super expensive - $147.50 for all of us, phew! But it is a special event that only comes around once a year, so we enjoy the outing.
These photos were taken with my phone so aren't the best.

The boys were happy as there was popcorn and fairy floss (cotton candy). 

The Wheel of Steel was scary; well, it was for me who doesn't like heights!
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 Gypsy Gomez was amazing with her hula hoop display. Her stomach muscles, oh my!
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And what boys (including hubby boys!) are not going to like the Globe of Death, where three motorbikes ride around inside a giant metal globe.
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The circus is great fun. No animals any more, of course, so completely different from the Enid Blyton books and from when I went to the circus as a child, where there are chimpanzees dressed in clothes, elephants, tigers, performing dogs and horses.

Times have certainly changed from when these circuses were performed.

One day, I would love to attend a Cirque du Soleil performance. I've seen them on TV and they are amazing!


  1. Hello Jayne,
    I went to the circus once when I was a child (many years ago now). I too would love to see Cirque du Soleil. My friends have seen their performance and thought it was spectacular. Such a shame these shows are so expensive though.
    I've just started following your blog and I'm really enjoying it. that you for the effort you put into it.
    Blessings Gail.

    1. Thanks so much for following, Gail! It is so lovely to 'meet' all the wonderful new friends in blogland! And I really enjoy working on my blog. I'm a history buff at heart, so I always seem to manage to work some history in somewhere!
      The cost of the tickets is definitely prohibitive. Cirque du Soleil is SUPER expensive! Guess I'll just have to keep watching on TV.