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I go to Yarmouth every night through the summer, my Son works at the hippodrome circus, one of the shows a girl crashed to the stage from the ribbons, but aside a winding was OK & a show later one of the performers broke BOTH his elbows during his act (and finished it) and was back performing 3 weeks later.

The owners & performers are "family" I've never meet such a little community of loyal hard workers. Ross has matured so, so much under their wings, they've taught him work ethic, compassion & resourcefulness. The stories he comes back with EVERY single night, have made my late evenings driving over there, nodding off outside waiting before he comes out the doors smiling the absolute highlight of my day. those 20 minutes in the car on the way home are little nuggets of golden time, before he finally flies the nest.

We've also watched the performance & this years is spectacular! if you go, look up into the eves & one of those people working the lights will be Ross.

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I go to Yarmouth every night through the summer, my Son works at the hippodrome circus, one of the shows a girl crashed to the stage from the ribbons, but aside a winding was OK & a show later one of the performers broke BOTH his elbows during his act (and finished it) and was back performing 3 weeks later.

The owners & performers are "family" I've never meet such a little community of loyal hard workers. Ross has matured so, so much under their wings, they've taught him work ethic, compassion & resourcefulness. The stories he comes back with EVERY single night, have made my late evenings driving over there, nodding off outside waiting before he comes out the doors smiling the absolute highlight of my day. those 20 minutes in the car on the way home are little nuggets of golden time, before he finally flies the nest.

We've also watched the performance & this years is spectacular! if you go, look up into the eves & one of those people working the lights will be Ross.

 

I'm the same when I get to take my son football training!

Listening to the stories from a professional football academy, I am living it through his eyes.

Unfortunately, now he's an under 16 I won't be able to attend matches as he plays Saturdays and only see him train once a week.

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I'm very lucky with my lads. Ross is doing production at Colledge but works for the circus and has his own mobile disco business and already employees 2 lads most weekends I think he sees the Colledge as an inconvenience to greater things really.

Simon who's 13 has been through the mill and back with bullying because he's a dancer but as he reaches 14, suddenly he's a man and can deal with it all and has girls falling over him and is so focused on dancing I can't begin to tell you.

And finally there's the apple of my eye Carys she's only 10 but has such a compassionate nature to other people it's an attribute she doesn't even realise she has it will be interesting to see what happens with her in the coming years. She's a dancer but only because she loves her brother so much!

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The time just flies by so quickly!!

 

I just wish I was in a better position financially and work wise that I could spend more time with them, but I can't keep p***ing customers off by being closed, as I work alone and have no one to run the shop if I'm away.

Business isn't great so need to be here as much as poss.

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For my two eldest kids I was working 7am-7pm . Luckily for my two younger ones I now do 7am-4.45pm. This means I can pick the kids up from school every day. While sales haven't really increased over the past years, I have managed to significantly increase my profit/ reduce my bottom line.

I know what you mean by customers being pissed off about you closing. Just taking two days off to take the family to see my mum, I know a couple of customers will say something next week. I advertised my closure for two weeks on my website, put a notice on my shop front and told nearly all customers verbally and ( where relevant) by text.

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