With the sun shining across Fennells Farm, and the spring flowers making an early appearance, it will be in a blink of an eye that opening night (Friday 13 May FYI!) will be here.
Chemo number three
I am starting about 18 weeks of chemotherapy today.
If anyone has driven past Fennells Farm recently, they will have noticed the Giffords Circus horses having a well-earned break. These lovely geldings and stallions have been out since the 28th September and will be on holiday until the end of the Christmas break when they will start on the preparations for next seasons tour “The Painted Wagon”.
We did it! 219 shows, 12 locations, and almost 100,000 people watched Moon Songs. Circus Sauce produced 89 meals, catering for 4,900 people. Good stats!
You may recall with our New Year mailer we ran a competition 'Do a Doodle' to design a costume - we had over a 150 entries.
In March we announced the winner which was Sidney Hoskins aged 7 with his picture of a Disco Spaceman.
Now 5 months on and his drawing has become reality.
This is Sidney - a week ago trying his design on for the first time - doesn't it look great!
And yes his hair was already that colour.
Sidney is going to be making his debut at the 5 pm showing of 'Moon Songs' tonight - (all sold out - sorry), revealing to his family, his school friends and the rest of the audience what a fabulous costume he designed. I think they are in for a fantastic evening.
If you go to our Facebook page @giffordscircus or follow us on Twitter at @officialgiffordscircus after the show, then you will be able to see Sidney in his amazing costume.
A little star in the making......... watch out Tweedy!
Brink Edge Full Monty - For Sale
11 year old bay riding pony, 13.1 gelding.
Currently performing in Giffords Circus, carrying a flag and being ridden by a bear (not real) and a dog (real).
Competed dressage in the winter with top score of 78%. Also confidently jumping 2’62 course SJ, scope to go bigger.
Make nice dressage / show / SJ / mounted games pony.
Well-schooled. Forward going so would suit confident competitive child.
Nell Gifford: 07789 395184 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For two weeks since 11th June, we have been entertaining London crowds at Chiswick House and Gardens in West London with our Moon Songs tour.