Luckily our bad weather was short lived. At times early on Thursday morning I thought the windows were going to explode with the wind gusts but all I ended up having to do was cut a few broken branches down and pick up numerous smaller ones from the lawn.
By last night the weather was lovely as we went to see the Carousel and Clothesline circus show. If it is coming somewhere near you it is definitely well worth going to. Unfortunately, the show was put on at short notice here and the theatre was not full but talking to the artists (who lined up after the show) they are planning on returning.
The show lasted just over an hour and comprised comedy, a contortionist, trapeze artists, jugglers and much more. If it does come back to Whangarei we will most certainly go back and see it again.
I did not take my camera as sometimes the flash goes off unexpectedly and at the start of the show we were requested not to use flash as "who wants to get a photo of a red eyed acrobat falling from a height".
Here are some photos from their website.