That’s it for another year

 

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It’s hard to imagine that it’s more than twelve months since we shivered in Cheltenham with Mary and Ellis, watching Giffords Circus 2013 show.

 

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But last evening, we were back in our usual venue, sitting on Minchinhampton Common, drinking Pimms with our friends on what should have been a glorious summer’s evening.

Ahem.

 

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Never mind.  The exuberance, the skill and sheer silliness that makes this particular circus so special isn’t dependent on the weather and of course, we had a great evening.  Well, have you ever seen a turkey in a circus before?

 

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As always, Brian the goose received a round of rapturous applause – or was it as a result of Toti’s refusal to remove his shirt and tie when wearing his Greek tunic?  Whatever.  All our favourites were here: Bibi and Bichu, the Russian acrobats, Tweedy, Nancy and Myrtle the bear plus a few new introductions including the most amazing contortionist.

 

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We had a great evening and were sorry to wave goodbye for another year.

 

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Though actually, the show wasn’t over yet – after dinner in Circus Sauce, the kitchen crew appeared at the window with a surprise puppet show, bringing the evening to a suitably quirky end.

(Marco Pierre White had been cooking there last week and had left his pinny hanging on the nail)

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