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I’ve finally got this back! I’m suprised considering I’ve been slack on my training during the last month (so much aerial to do) and my last 5 days of man-flu. My shoulders are annoyingly tight, but my back seems to be strong and flexy.

I’ve got a contortion performance in less than 3 weeks, so, now I’m beginning to feel better, it’s time to stretch. Lots.


do you ever get mad at yourself because you’re not even good at the things you thought you were good at

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Lavender Lemonade

4 tbsps (1/4 cup) culinary lavender*

2 cups boiling water

2/3 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 8 lemons)

2 cups cold water

* Culinary lavender is lavender harvested for the purposes of cooking/eating. Please don’t buy the perfumed air-freshening kind because that is going to be utterly gross. Steep the lavender in 2 cups of boiling water for 15 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and discard the lavender. Place the lavender tea and the sugar in a small saucepan and set over high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves (you don’t have to put it over heat, but I do this because I’m impatient and want the sugar to dissolve faster and completely). Remove from heat and let cool to warm. Stir in the lemon juice. Stir in the cold water. Add more to taste. I prefer to keep mine on the concentrated side because I like to mix it with seltzer water when I serve it. Serve over ice. Makes about 6-8 cups depending on how dilute you want it.

My friend actually made lavender lemonade before and it’s delicious. Not sure if this is the same recipe, but stillllll

reblogging for the recipe

why the fuck else would you be reblogging

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Found a good video on conditioning for aerial. I’m going to keep this as reference for people who ask :)

Finally tried hat manipulation and bought a hat at the BJC today. I’m enjoying it more than I thought and much more than last year. I’m looking forward to going back tomorrow to teach and play

Going to see the BJC show tonight! Plus I’m teaching trapeze with CircusNow on Monday and Tuesday at the convention. :)

James Clark Photography

Dear person who is looking to purchase my old silks. Yes, I understand and endorse your desire to see the state of the full length of the silks before you buy. It is sensible. But do you know how hard it is to properly photograph 22m of material in a small house?

Argh. Just agreed to go to London for an audition on Thursday. That’s really stupidly soon. So, 2 days to brush off the pirate routine from a couple of years ago.

Why do I do this to myself? Fortunately, it’s in the afternoon. I might well drive it as the coach and train options are pretty crap.

addictedtocircus said: Your split balance was really steady and I loved the drop that you did at the end!

Thank you :) the split balance is one of my favourite things.

Uploaded a bit of choreography I did a few months ago. It’s not bad for something constructed in the hours before 10am (damn CIP).

Got a new word today ‘genitorture’. It’s a good one for what you do to your crotch in some rope moves and widely applicable to all aerial.

Learning some corde lisse with Gareth Bailey at Victoria Works, Sheffield. We did some fun doubles moves and a lot of twisty solo sequences today