We had the most amazing day yesterday. To start the Thanksgiving Holiday I got tickets for us to see Totem by Cirque du Soleil. Each year they put up a Big Top down in Atlantic Station, and I’ve always wanted to go, but in previous years I’ve been aware that the children were just too young to sit though it. This year though at 4 and 6 – I thought it was worth taking a chance.
I got the cheap seats – which as it turned out were not bad seats at all. As it is in a Big Top it is really intimate and wherever you sit you have a great view as everything takes place in the ring below and in the air above. It was a thrilling show. Years ago my Mum and Dad used to take me to Blackpool Circus, and it took me back to the good old days of acrobats and clowns, like Charlie Cairoli. In fact I was reminded of the year we went for my birthday and I was invited down to the ring to meet Charlie – fantastic until panic set in when I had to find my seat again – I had no idea where my Mum and Dad were sat when I looked up at what seemed like a million spectators! A couple of years ago I took Poppy and Hugh to see Ringling Bros. circus – I have to say I HATED it. The use of animals and the look of sheer misery on their faces turned me completely off it. I swore I’d never go to another circus with animals again.
I left Totem wondering why we had left it so long, the four of us watched the whole show spell bound. At some points in the show I was so in awe of their performances I was moved to tears – yeah I’ve said before I cry easily. The whole performance including the music was incredible. When they gave their encore at the end, all dancing together and grinning ear to ear, it took all my will power to stop me jumping up and running down there to join them. Surely there’s a job for me with them doing something?
It turned out to be a stunning day here too – and MM giggled asking me whether I was off to the circus or the opera when he saw me wearing my new faux fur from Target I love it and wore it over my Boden slouchy merino jumper and Gap black jeggings (of which they now have some gorgeous colored jegging cords). The boots are my favorite Fryes – the Jane Tall Cuff – which I never wear cuffed and the scarf is from Zara.