"Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! We have for your delight and delectation, a written account direct from an extended season in the exotic south. Roll up! Roll up!.. the 'great southern tour' is about to begin!"

Welcome to Stardust and Sledgehammers.. I invite you all to join me on my journey with the circus. I have been a performer for almost 12 years now and thought the interwebs might enjoy reading about the real life behind the curtains of the traveling circus. My story starts on my first day on tour in New Zealand. I wrote my entries throughout the first few months of 2011 but it took time to get them online.. Since then, I have traveled with three other circuses, had epic voyages to the other side of the world and even dappled with trying to lead a normal life while keeping up with full time circus training and gigging. These are just stories and journals from my days, so enjoy the journey with me.. Please comment or leave feedback, I'd love to know who is reading!