I think you can see our trip to the circus was an amazing success...this is eldest and her father having their own 'skills' workshop in the garden. I'll have to be careful - he'll be handing down his fire-breathing and unicycle riding tips to her next!
A huge, great big thank you to my fab friend Rachel, for recommending it to us!
''...join the spirit of the nomad...liberate the Gypsy in your soul and let your spirits soar...'' (Sarah Llewellyn, Gifford's Circus)
The children were completely enthralled from start to finish, as were we. A wonderful travelling troupe, with fabulously evocative costumes, harking back to the end of the nineteenth century. We were members of an intimate audience, part of one big country-style party, privy to all of the goings-on and shenanigans at this very special showtime fair, with the girls ending the evening by dancing in the ring with the performers. What more could you ask?
Eldest has just walked in to the room, and said, 'Yesterday, d'you know, I actually held hands with a juggler?!!'
Thrills, spills...and all the fun of the fair!