On boxing day I watched a 2001 performance of Cirque Du Soleil’s Alegría. Since a little girl, I have been obsessed with the circus, mainly due to my occasional antics on a trapeze.
Whilst on holiday in Florida aged 5, the resort had a trapeze. My Dad, stupidly, bet that I wouldn’t have a go on it. He said if I did it, he would go on it after.
I went up it no problem, and Dad almost chickened out. But a bet is a bet! He did it.
Ever since then I have been in love with the circus and all things trapeze. Whenever I have had the chance and see a trapeze, I am the first one on and refuse to come off until it closes. Luckily Glasgow, where I am moving next September has a trapeze school, so you will find me there on occasion.
Cirque Du Soleil…
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