Saturday 1426 – 30th March 2013
Fun, Fun, Fun….
This morning I thought, What will I do with myself today? I went to the gym and did some housework but as it was snowing a bit and bitterly cold it was tempting just to lay about and do nothing else but I can’t do that as this is Saturday!! If you’ve been following for a while, or if you read my about page, you’ll know that one of the reasons I started this blog was to encourage myself to do stuff on the Saturdays I have left and fun stuff was included in the list, as was photography. I didn’t want to do one of my more thoughtful ( political, activist!) posts, I wanted to have some fun so I went to the circus… as you do at 59 with no young children or grandchildren to bring as an excuse 🙂 … and took lots of photos.
Mr Fips Wonder Circus was the circus in question -with acrobats, jugglers, some magic, the calamitous clown Mr Fip himself and none other than Spiderman! Thankfully no wild animals or I wouldn’t have gone.. a few “my little ponies” though.
A small but perfectly formed circus, certainly not the Billy Smart’s big top that I remember going to as a child. It had a tent which was possibly 2 or 3 times the size of Mr Fip’s tent. The circus did have lots of sawdust in the ring though and the usual selection of Candy Floss ( cotton candy it was called – not right that!! ) hot dogs, popcorn and rather more unusually a crepes stand, all of which I managed to resist.
There was lots of hamming it up between the rather handsome ringmaster and Mr Fip’s the clown , all in the very best circus tradition.. The only disappointment for me was that there was only a small audience which was such a pity. Don’t parents bring their children to the circus anymore for some good clean family fun which seems to be a rarity these days?
The children and adults that shared the experience with me seemed to be really enjoying themselves and there was lots of audience participation. I certainly had a great time especially taking photos, which was challenging because of the difficult and ever-changing lighting conditions.
Right that’s enough chat from me, I hope you are enjoying the show through my photos 😀 and if you see this Circus advertised in a town near you, I am happy to commend it to you.
A link to Mr Fips Wonder Circus facebook page http://www.facebook.com/MrFipsWonderCircus?ref=ts&fref=ts
A Saturday Girl, rejuvenated by fun, signing off until next week. Make sure you schedule in some fun.
You can find my photography blog Photomania here and I hope you’ll pop over and take a look if you haven’t already.. Photos of all sorts over there and, at some time, there are bound to be some from this circus too 😀