Wednesday, 19 May 2010
James the Juggler
This is James. He lives on a houseboat on the Regents Canal and he is a professional juggler, this Friday he is performing at the O2 Arena, which is a short distance up the canal. He was probably just going to walk to the Arena though, as it is too much of a hassle to sail his boat up there. This is James' boat, it's moored next to Stardust which belongs to his good friend Tina who bakes amazing cakes. The rules for houseboats are that he needs to move the boat every two weeks, he really liked the fact that he had to keep moving as that is, after all, what a boat is for. His juggling specialty is juggling while riding a unicycle, he also juggles with fire but he wont breathe fire as the paraffin will rot your teeth.
According to James, the best thing about living on a houseboat is the the community, everyone gets along and spend time together - "we're all in the same boat, so to speak".
Here James is with his friend Mambo who lives a few boats down from his.