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May 3rd, 2010

12:50 pm: Here lies the king of the animals.

All in Stoke Newington will know and love Abney Park Cemetry, especially the lion above, resting place of Frank Bostock. Thanks to the Stoke Newington Gazette i now know about the amazing man that was Frank Bostock;

Credited with being the man who invented the concept of 'lion tamer' in the circus world he invented the 'head in the lion's mouth' trick, invented the 'fighting kangaroo' concept and was one of the only Englishmen to make it big in Coney Island, in fact he was one of the key figures responsible for the whole circus atmosphere of the New York holiday resort.
Consulted by scientists and Presidents, he was a worl famous celebrity of his day.

April 29th, 2010

02:12 pm: Clown in Ibiza.
Amazingly, Ibiza is at the centre of world clowning.
De Bont Clown School, known as the 'International Republic of Failure' is recognised as one of the top clown schools in the world and coupled with the great island of Ibiza it means that a percentage of those attending stay on the island afterwards. Now there are over 150 clowns resident in Ibiza!
I went to 2 clown shows whilst i was there.

April 27th, 2010

02:27 pm: Ibizan Sunset Festival
There is a large 'new world' population on Ibiza for whom sunset is a celebration. I went to see them chant and welcome in the sunset, watched one of the most spectacular sunsets of my life, and then the fire performers welcome the dark of night.

02:08 pm: Buffoon
Slowly but surely, my pics are coming together. For starters here are some shots of the Buffoons!

12:55 pm: Football - no really, don't tune out you may like this!
I know that i am a rare fish amongst my friends and aquaintencies in London in that i enjoy football. I also know that many fail to see the true attraction of the game, what it is that catches us.

Well apart from being very funny, the copy of a blog entry that is below may go some way to explain why, or at least just how deeply the game CAN take ones soul. Please read it (and enjoy).
As background, the poster is a supporter of Grimsby, who at the weekend lost their place in the football league and this is how he reacted;
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April 18th, 2010

08:45 pm: Volcanic ash
So here i am, stuck in Ibiza and told by Ryanair that it will be at least Wednesday before any flights leave the island..... sound great to be stuck in such a place but actually its not really 'that' great; don't get me wrong, i'm in a better position than most of the stranded people, and i will not get stressed about what i cannot change, but its difficult to really do anything or go anywhere - laundry is an issue, funding will be an issue soon and i only have medication for another week. I can't really go about and do stuff as i need to keep close to events and look for a window to leave, plus my work will at least expect me to be in touch by email.

Current Mood: pensivepensive

April 17th, 2010

05:39 pm: Volcanic ash
To be fair, there are worse places to be stranded than Ibiza with an apartment minutes from the beach plus its own pool!

Last night was the Buffoon Show, i enjoyed it sooooooo much.
Pics coming soon from me but here are some that one of the audience took to give an idea of the event;

I hope to have a video of the show next week, and will sort my own pictures soon as well.

chin chin

Current Mood: pleasedpleased
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