As part of my research for Ringmaster, I decided to learn a little more about a skill in the circus. It needed to be something easy, or at least not something so difficult that I would fall and break my neck.
I went with juggling.
I managed to persuade New Zealand's best juggler, Paul Klaassen of the Blingling Brothers, to give me a lesson. Paul was last year's winner of the supreme award at the National Circus competitions – basically he's really, really amazing.