Yesterday I attended the Gypsy Horse Fair at Stow-on-the-Wold with two other members of the youth forum.
I have found gypsies are often made out to be a fighting people who steal and things like that, but in real life they are really nice people. They just want a little privacy: they don't want the police or other people to treat them with suspicion just because they are travellers with different customs than what we may be used to.
Their culture is actually really beautiful and their clothes and personality are just amazing. Gypsies are nothing like they are on 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding'. Yes, they like diamonds and things like that, but in the end it's what they like and there's nothing wrong with that.
Stow Fair was just fascinating because of how fun the people were. I mean there was a girl stuck in the mud because she had flip flops on and she just took them off and left them there! They just aren't afraid to do anything and they're just, well, happy! They don't care what anyone else thinks about them. They're like a big happy family: they are free-spirited and love their Juicy & Paul's Boutique clothes. They are just fascinating and amazing people, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them.