Tuesday, 9 March 2010

The circus is coming

I do like conventional Snail Mail, even though these days the majority of the postman's delivery is random catalogues, cheap double glazing or 2-4-1 pizza offers every now and again something worthwhile drops through the letter box. Yesterday it was the Giffords Circus flyer.

This is the highlight of our Summer. My Uncle even flew down from Edinburgh one year after hearing us rave about it! It is the most wonderful traditional circus and great entertainment for the whole family - babies to biddies! The sight of the troop's original burgandy caravans stationed on Minchinhampton Common is heartwarming. Dog walkers get the added bonus of Russian Cossacks cantering over the ground in full regalia as they practice for their daily shows and it feels like something out of the Famous Five. And if the weather is good enough a preshow picnic with lashings of homemade lemonade is 'jolly super'.

Highly recommended for anyone in the Cotswolds this Summer, full details of dates and venues are on their website.


  1. giffords is wonderful - i can't recommend it highly enough.
    do go if you get the chance
    ps i loved the map too

  2. i can't wait .... i can't wait tickets booked!!!

  3. We wnt two years ago and the tickets for this summer are already booked! Hooray.