Kobe was ecstatic when he saw the huge blow up clowns appear all over town and screamed 'I knew the circus would come here!!!'. I had planned on buying tickets but was blown away when I saw someone tag me on Facebook in a competition that was being run on the circus' Facebook page. The competition was to nominate a 'local legend' who deserved a family pass to the circus. It was so lovely that a couple of people nominated us, but I thought that if anyone deserved to be called a 'local legend' it is our friends the Duffys. They are an amazing family whose son Jack is severely disabled. We actually met them just after Noah passed away and I was so touched when they came to Aaron's funeral, even though they didn't know us very well at the time.
They have done some amazing things with Jack to raise money for charity and also Jack's needs including Kayaking around Tasmania (with Jack in the Kayak for an hour at a time), running in a marathon (with Jack being pushed by his Dad Chris) and now they are about to walk the Overland Track (65 km!) with Jack being carried on his Dad's back in a pack. This time they are hoping to raise $70,000 for Life Without Barriers. You can check it out on a Facebook page that has been set up.
Even though we saw the same circus four years ago, it was a lot different this time. The acts were just as incredible and we loved it even more than last time. I think the boys appreciated it a lot more now that they are older.
He was pleasantly surprised that there was no noise and said 'actually that wasn't that bad!'. He told me that next time we go he will watch it :)
I loved the clowns. They were hilarious and got members of the audience up to do different things.
The motor bikes riding in the ball is always incredible.
Thank you to the kind people who nominated us, and to The Great Euro Circus for the tickets. We had the best time and can't recommend it enough.
The Great Euro Circus blogged about their time in Launceston and I was surprised that they mentioned us - such kind and generous people. Thank you!