In other circus news, the weather last weekend was so lovely, so James and I decided to go on a jaunt to the park, equipped with a slack line, a hoop and several juggling clubs. Everyone was out walking their dogs, or playing football, but we had a bit of a different activity planned- and it certainly attracted a bit of attention from fellow park-goers!
We found some sturdy trees and a decent branch, which was too high for me to reach, but James managed to jump up to sling the rope over our chosen rig point and attach the hoop to the tree. Then we strung the slack line between the two trunks until it was daringly high, laid out our juggling toys and began our impromptu practice in the park. It soon became a mini circus show as children and their parents gathered nearby to watch this unusual spectacle. As James cleared the whole length of the slack line, they burst into rapturous applause. A woman pushing an elderly lady in a wheelchair asked if she could take my photo in a pose on the hoop and I happily obliged. "Sometimes she forgets what we've seen during the day, so I like to take photos to remind her," explained the woman. I was overjoyed to form a part of this lady's photographed memories.
|What a hat trick!|
Our unusual activity was met with such positivity. It inspired conversations with strangers, which wouldn't otherwise have been started and hopefully made people's walk in the park one to remember. It certainly made ours.
|I wish trees looked like this!|