Friday, 16 September 2011

Smiles in Waimate

It was a warm afternoon - the tent was up and everyone was sitting around for a lunch break before getting the last of the seating in and the walls on the big top. Muesli bars were passed around and cold cordial to quench the thirst of tired crew. A school bell sounded across the road and a moment later, a small parade of kindergarden aged children, being herded like lost sheep wandered onto the lot.

The kids were all instantly shy as they approached handing us gifts of class-cooked muffins. The all sat down outside the chuck wagon and gawked wide-eyed at our mismatched cast of gypsies. The teachers announced that the whole class would be coming to the show, and that not only had they baked us muffins.. but they had prepared a musical performance for us..

We politely agreed to see their piece and sat as they arranged themselves for a song..

A cheer of delight erupted from our cast a moment later, when instead of being greeted with twinkle twinkle.. were given an amazing rendition of 'Ring of Fire', by Johnny Cash! These kids get the circus stamp of approval - gold stars all round.

Here is a bit of you tube fun - the song that was stuck in our heads for the rest of the stand!

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely way to greet and entertain the circus folk Eve.