The week that was last week. (I made it Monday!)

Last week I ticked something off my list that has been there for quite sometime; attending a pyrotechnics safety awareness course.

Pyrotechnic Safety Certificate

I have been using pyrotechnics since 2011 and like most things circus I was trained on how to use them by another performer. I had meant to go on a course for a while, not because there is any legal requirement for me to do so, the pyros we use are ones available to the general public, but because its nice to have a shiny certificate and blow things up. safely, of course!

For those who don’t know what they look like while in use by fire performers, here is a picture


(this is my friend Kat with a pyro staff in front of me and I’m behind with a set of pyro clubs)

Here is a link to the company that ran the course

A truly awful product. Rectal Jewellery for cats.

I never thought I’d see the day when I read “you can now buy a jewel that covers your cats rectum” and yet there it was, will an advert including a real cat walking around with a jewel on its bum. Complete with hideous jingle.

You can see the original blog post here

That poor cat. I think people need to get over themselves, if they are seeing their cats bum, its because their cat is happy! Cats put their tails up with joy! And sure a cat bum in face as they turn round isn’t brilliant, but its part of having a cat.

Plus I think that most cats responses to having something around their tail will be to try and get it off again, rather than walking around being slapped on the behind.

Just in case you haven’t heard the horror here it is again-