uAnd my love he purloined away."
Have just seen that the Gorilla Circus Trapeze School has opened in Regents Park - yes you can get a little closer to the dream of running away to join the circus.
A two hour lesson includes simple tricks on the low bar before working up to getting caught by a catcher.
Hell. Yes. Sign me up.
"Come Josephine in my flying machine,
Going up she goes! Up she goes!
Balance yourself like a bird on a beam
In the air she goes! There she goes!
Up, up, a little bit higher
Oh! My! The moon is on fire
Come Josephine in my flying machine
Going up, all on, goodbye!"