Yesterday we went to the very beautiful Blackpool Tower Circus (if you haven't been and get the chance, go! It's a wonderful building). February half term sees the return of Showzam, a festival of the circus. The show, Klaxon was just brilliant, although I am a fan of the circus so I am biased - clown haters fear not, there is no scary make up!
We also visited Showzam Central in The Winter Gardens, anyone who follows Mum's blog will have seen her splendid pictures of this building already. Here we saw some of the free sideshows, we were there for the ensemble performance which included a strongwoman, hula-hooping, a man with a balloon on his head and a stuntpig - I only narrowly avoided a collision with that!
We had planned to stay to see the grand finale to Saturday which was a 90 minute stomp through the town centre, and having seen some of the photographs the ending did look amazing with fireworks, flames and a blue man standing atop the Grand Theatre (another gorgeous building) but as we were following the performance it was just too busy for me and I started to have a panic attack so we had to leave. I don't like crowds, but I can cope with a big city because everyone knows what they're doing and things flow. Here it did not and running the assault course of people stopping to take pictures, pushchairs, street furniture and cigarette smoke was too much.
To avoid the temptation of takeaways, restaurants and chips I prepared the veg for tea before we went out. Another something out of not very much
The noodles and sauce were half price as part of a Chinese New Year promotion, our sprouted seeds, roasted sunflower seeds - now all used up, and some bits of veg.
It was nicer than it looked, like most things.