Nell spoke for almost an hour last night about how she came to start Giffords Circus. She stood in front of us, with no notes, and told her story. 'I held the jewel of my childhood up to my eye, and through it I saw ponies and a dressing up box and a tent, and that was Giffords Circus.' Not everyone has the courage or tenacity or luck to make their dream a reality. Nell has those and more. She is touring the Cotswolds with Giffords Circus all summer till 14th September and if you haven't seen it yet do go - dreams such as hers need supporting.
In the picture below, she's signing books following her Woodstock talk.