Bursting with pride for all things British; from the Olympics to Giffords Circus


At the end of the first week of the Olympics, how could any of us fail to be both inspired and feel an incredible sense of pride in what has been achieved – this blog though is devoted to something a little more local, something totally unique and something which makes Gloucestershire even more special…

Giffords Circus is based in the Cotswolds and tours around the county during the Summer months – from the moment you arrive and start wandering through the vintage caravans towards the big top you realise you are in for something really special.  With dogs, Brian the goose, spectacular horses and lots in between, the evening is cram packed with tightrope walkers, Ethiopian jugglers, glamorous dancers, quirky musicians – but the real star of the show is Tweedy who has the most expressive of faces and inspires laughter, joy and sadness in everyone from aged 2 to 82.   On our way home last night from Frampton-on-Severn, we decided we would go back tonight for a sister in law’s 60th and this time I will have a spare £20 to buy a Giffords Circus mug….

From the glamour of the circus, back to real-life; one definite advantage to being self employed is a management decision to have a TV in the office with non-stop Olympic coverage going on in the background.  Every now and again we all have to abandon our posts and cluster around the TV; it makes the TV Licence worth every single penny…

 

 

 

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