August is a month of celebration in our house. Two small (but growing up far too quickly) boys have birthdays and there are more in the family too. And being as it's the holidays we put the bunting up, enjoy lazing around and go on a couple of special outings too. Last weekend it was a trip to see dinosaurs at a big city museum and the next day to the circus that's arrived in our town.
It was an amazing spectacle with some of the most talented performers I've ever seen. The trapeze and hire wire artists performed without a net, jumping over each other 30ft from the floor. I think I have only just recovered from the knot in my stomach.
The smell of sawdust and canvas was just as I remembered. Little faces looked on in awe and even though I can't usually bear clowns, Zippo's were harmless to be honest.
Old fashioned fun. Just our cup of tea.