Anyone recognise this juggler?
A juggler performing at Goram Fair, Blaise Castle Estate, 1950s, courtesy of @bristolarchives (https://t.co/c3fHjZ426R).
Who could you #JustCall to share memories of summer fairs or fetes?https://t.co/iR4B83IHtd#EndLoneliness #HBAHLazyDays pic.twitter.com/QsF5bPIgnT
— History Begins at Home (@BeginsHistory) August 8, 2022
No idea who that juggler is, but there was a short lived revival of the Goram Fair, held on the Blaise Castle Estate in the summer of 1996
That year, I was the juggler.
I think he’s doing a much better job than I did
Scottish 2019 - belated review
After a few years resting, SJC came back to life in Dundee in 2019 - huge thanks to Avril and Duncan. A three-day weekend convention, with one show.
Compere: Rugg Tomcat
Richii (Staff contact + juggling)
Charlie Piper (Clown - chair and clubs)
Antonia and Keith (Throw Poi)
David Stone (Balls)
Robert Gallagher-Lyall (Balls)
I remember enjoying the show, and a few details from acts (a thrown-on club for Charlie's act managed to land perfectly balanced across the footrails of the chair, forcing a short pause for corpsing). However I thought I'd taken a few contemporary notes which have now vanished...
Venue: a warren-like brick building, definitely showing age and wear here and there. Lots of spaces to sit and chat / eat / play games, but only one juggling hall, on the first floor, which was also the show venue. Camping was on the building's lawns, out of sight from the road but not fenced off (I don't recall anything going missing from anybody's tent though). Weather in September was sunny enough that there was plenty of juggling and hooping going on outside.
No showers on site, boo, but some people trekked to a swimming pool for showers, and presumably swimming as well. No food on site either, but a supermarket in walking distance, and a corner shop sitting cater-corner across the junction for Irn Bru and newspapers.
Also, there was Clarks 24-hour bakery not too far away. More conventions should have one of these, please!
Finally, we attended by train and the approach to the city over the Tay is simply magnificent. Helen and I had a lovely time that weekend, it's such a shame that the attempt to re-start a regular Sottish convention ran into Covid, and I do hope the September 2022 edition is really well attended - sadly I don't think we'll be able to!
I admit this is more of a hackjob (don't rely on it),
but I made the EJC schedule again into an iCalendar file, which can be used in most mobile phones calendars:
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This morning, I went to the baker's and I said: "Hey, that looks really good, how long have you been baking?"
Then, at the butcher's: "All looks great! How long do you butcher per day?"
On my way, I passed a hatter's shop, went in and said: "Great work, Sir! Keep on hatting!"
I wonder, if these people sold anything and if they can make a living of their awesome work!
I was one of those that started sourdough baking at the beginning of the pandemic. It's really quite satisfying and, although some seem to be better than others, generally the bread is delicious. I can't remember the last time I bought some bread!
Here are all the links posted during July 2022:
Since there were no links last month, I'll kick off July by posting the crossword I had in The Independent recently, which is not off-topic:
https://puzzles.independent.co.uk/games/cryptic-crossword-independent?puzzleDate=20220618#!202206 (Even though that url has a date in it, you'll still have to select 18th June 2022 in the interface, due to "interesting" choices by the devs. :-/ )
There's a blog explaining all the clues at https://www.fifteensquared.net/2022/06/18/independent-11133-by-mev/ , and comment #6 has more info. (Spoilers, obvs!)
Hi all. Many of you here will have met my fiancé, Simon.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, he had a seizure. Paramedics were present within a few minutes, but the seizure lead to a cardiac arrest that caused an unsurvivable brain injury. He passed away today, surrounded by family.
We don't have any answers as to why he became so ill so quickly.
He is loved greatly and will be very sorely missed.
I’m so sorry. Words seem inadequate and flat; I’m so sorry for all that you’ve lost with Simon’s death. I hope you have plenty of people who will hug you, grieve with you and cry with you.
Wow. I’m extremely sorry to hear that. Wishing you strength. You’re in our thoughts.
Fuck. I'm really sorry to hear that Tom. I didn't know Simon well, but I enjoyed his company enormously the few times that we hung out.
Hugs to you and yours
I'm sitting here getting over my second hip replacement and I was going over all my log in's and passwords for all my sites. I finally logged back into Juggling Edge after probably years away, given that I hadn't been posting about Game of Throws or WJD. I just found your message and just wanted to send you love from Lisa and I here in Cali. I know it's been some time since you posted, but I still wanted you to know that you're in my thoughts, my brother.
Just a post to say, ”Hi.” I learned the 3-ball cascade (too) many years ago and never thought much beyond that till I taught my younger teen, Noah, a couple years ago. About a year after that we discovered juggling clubs existed (because we were trying to find other unicyclists) and have been going to the Kansas City Juggling Club ever since -- about 4hrs roundtrip. We've been trying to start the Little Apple Juggling Club here in Manhattan, Kansas and are finally starting to have a tiny bit of success. \o/
I love the juggling community but don't plan on posting any practice sessions, since they're pitiful, and I'm still struggling with 5b, while Noah's on 7b.
Welcome. I like that Manhattan, Kansas is called the Little Apple. :-)
Happy World Juggling Day, by the way!
Thanks! Yep, it's totally coincidental, but we're doing a learn-to-juggle activity at a local Juneteenth celebration today.
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