Real Celtic tigers
I've just brought my four-year-old daughter to her very first circus. It's at least 35 years since I was at a circus and I must say, that 'circus feeling' is still there as you enter the big top.
While clowns, circus ponies, high-wire acts and jugglers were the order of the day, I think it's only fair to say the star of the show was Thomas Chipperfield with his well-trained lions and tigers.
Seeing Mr Chipperfield in the ring, performing with these animals, was all I can describe as 'passion at play'.