Wednesday, 24 October 2012


{Have you entered my giveaway? You're going to want to!}

Firstly, a big hello to all of my new followers! Tis lovely to have you around :-) Secondly (even though I've already mentioned it and ruined the order of these two sentences) I'm hosting a giveaway on Mish Lovin' Life's blog and you have the chance to win Tim Tams. That's all I'm saying...

A couple of months ago, it was Justin's 21st. Now, me being the brilliant girlfriend I am, had no idea what to get him. In my defence, he has everything. So, you know, not my fault.

I was talking to a friend of mine and she said she has the same problem, so now she just buys her boyfriend "experience" gifts. The more I thought about it, the more I liked it. It's stuff you might not necessarily think to organise yourself but you generally always enjoy the experience and it's usually pretty unique. 

I went for Cirque du Soliel - Ovo
Better than socks huh babe?

When I went to book tickets though, everything was basically sold out. Thus, why we went last Wednesday - two months after his actual birthday. That's how crazy it was! 

I am definitely glad I didn't get put off by that though. It was the most amazing experience! I have never seen anything like it! It definitely made me want to run away with the circus. Think I need to work my on flexibility a bit though... Eep!

I couldn't snag any actual photos of the performance because that stuff is prohibited and fair enough. I imagine camera flashes are pretty dangerous if you're attempting some crazy-ass acrobatic stunt metres in the air. Fair call guys, fair call. I did of course get some photos to mark the event. Couldn't call myself a blogger if I didn't!

For the locals, it was at Moore Park and relatively easy to get to. We hit some traffic driving in but you can bus or train it (oh, and parking was like $7 - boo.yah.) Check and see if there are any tickets going for the remaining shows (I went through Ticketek)! It's worth it my friends. 

It means 'egg' in Latin ;)

I made him do this photo. He still loved it.

Under the Big Top...
Happy 21st birthday to the loveliest of boyfriends - I think the sun shines out of your bum and will continue to think this for many years to come :-)
(I'm a poet and I didn't even know it!)

Have you been to Cirque? Any other good "experience" gifts you can recommend?

Don't forget to enter my giveaway!


  1. Loveeeeee cirque du soilei and I'm so jealous you went!! The best part about experience gifts is you get to use the present too ;)

    Justin looks hell cute in that photo


  2. I won tickets to Ovo last year when it was in Chicago! Loved it! Wasn't as big a fan of the one in Disney, it was a little too wacky and not enough plot (I know there supposed to be barely any). Loved Ovo!!


  3. This is an awesome birthday present! I saw Ka (I think that was what it was called) in Vegas a couple a years back, its so amazing!


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