Travel for curious families

Cotswolds: Delicious food at the Upton Smokery

Tweet  One of the delights of the English countryside is farm shops. Countless times we’ve followed modest signs pointing to discover gustatorial Aladdin’s caves, full of luscious cheeses, tempting meats, fruits so beguiling they’re a little bit obscene. Often I’ll also pick up some bowls or interesting kitchen knickknack as a gift. When we visited the Uptom Smokery (@Uptonsmokery), I...

Gifford’s Circus: the country circus nobody should miss

TweetNapoleon prances round a picture of Russia, throwing knives at it from his mouth. A woman called The Comet mounts a board seated on the shoulders of two men and vaults 15 feet in the air, doing breathtaking flips. Can’t quite place the story? It’s War and Peace, Gifford’s Circus-style. Where other circuses might content themselves with a loose theme of, oh, “the jungle” or, even more simplistically, “the...

Giffords Circus: one of the best things you could do this summer

Tweet“You have to come, the kids will love it!” we cried to our friends J and B. “It’s back after a year off so you don’t want to miss it!” we said, grabbing them by the lapels. If the Ringling Bros Circus was billed as “the greatest show on earth” Giffords Circus claims the title in a much larger arena. This intimate, independent circus has deliciously intricate costumes, a glamorous tight-rope walker, handsome...

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