Monday, 19 December 2011


It is a funny thing trying to organise something from the ground up. Especially to those of us who are used to flying. I had heard tale of adminis-trivia nightmares but never had I truly experienced it first hand.

Even the simplest thing seems to have to involve 10 different people, all of which greet me with that glazed eyed look at the mention of something as obscure as a circus. Then I promptly find myself forwarded on to some other member of their department!

I was greeted with a particularly amusing attempt at booking some grounds recently.. it went something like this…

Phone Shire Council
Shire council informs me that I have to send an email
Write detailed email about what is needed, including when, where, what and with all booking info.
Email is returned 2 days later with only one line.. "Who did you speak to on the phone?"
Email is answered by me
Email is returned saying "Please phone for this kind of thing"
Council is phoned again, this time quoting email
Phone call is passed around 5 people in the office before returning to the original callee.
Callee states that perhaps I should put all the info in an email!

..Honestly.. The hoops they make you jump through-  All of this is enough to make a girl run away to the circus!


  1. giggles from me - keep on hooping

  2. If you have half your mums determination Eve you will succeed in this venture--good luck for the future.

  3. Thanks! Last week was swallowed whole by dealing with the tent import (Customs and Quarantine) Fingers crossed that all of that is done now - another 15,000 things on the to-do list and then it's showtime!

  4. Wishing you well, Eveish
    I know you will get there!