Absence Make the Heart Grow Fonder


I’ve been gone from this blog for what feels like a lifetime. And although it hasn’t actually been an entire lifetime, it has been a while. Let me explain…

I’ve been hard at work growing and developing Airborne Circus, my circus school. Over the past few months I’ve taken it from around 20 students per week to about 60 students per week. Most of our classes are full now, although we’ve still got plenty of space in the daytime classes for home educated kids. It’s been an exciting period for me. I’ve had to structure and systematise – something I’m good at – as well as write down various procedures and processes that I more often keep in my head so that I can start to hand over some of what I do day to day to my colleague, James, who has been working with me (teaching classes as well as back end stuff) for the past few months. It’s been a great process and, although it was extra work to begin with, has freed me up to start to concentrate on the bigger picture and more interesting projects. Currently, we’re getting ready for our summer holiday workshops which are coming up at the end of July.

As our classes fill, we’ve been looking at how we can continue to grow and expand what we offer. I’m currently starting to look for new venues in the Finchley area where we can run classes. (If you know of anywhere suitable please get in touch!) Ultimately we’re going to be looking for more permanent premises where we can base Airborne Circus full time but I’m taking it one step at a time. We’ve got big plans and bigger ideas though.

Blogging here has taken a back seat and will continue to take a back seat while I focus on growing Airborne. I am still writing some posts on the Airborne Circus blog but they are a bit different to what I usually post here. Hopefully my absence has and will continue to make your heart grow fonder.