my beautiful circus

It’s that time of year again. The mysterious white Giffords Circus big top is making its way from town to town, flanked by glossy maroon liveried wagons. In a matter of hours, a field, a park or a village green is transformed into something altogether more magical, a secret world of tricks and adventure, of music, laughter

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Giffords Circus :: a summer tradition

A summer evening on a village green. The sun glitters through the trees, its glow illuminating the white big top tent that nestles amongst dozens of liveried circus wagons. From inside the tent, children’s laughter peals out into the evening. A crowd gasps… then applauds wildly. The air is balmy, candy floss scented. It is a

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the magical Giffords Circus

Yesterday was possibly my very favourite day of the summer: our annual trip to Giffords Circus. There were squeals of delight as the car rounded the corner and we saw the big top and the beautiful maroon wagons. We arrived in plenty of time so as to soak up as much of the atmosphere as

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