fairyjaneJenny-any-Dots, alias Jane Rainger, trained as a teacher because she loved working with children.

However, schools were just not enough fun! She started working as a children’s entertainer at weekends and soon became full time, working for a prestigious agency in London.

After a summer season in Scarborough (the blindfolded unicyclist!), she packed her spotted handkerchief and flew off to Mexico to work in circuses there. She learned to ride elephants, and walk the high wire and dazzled audiences with her daring.

On returning to Britain, she worked in York, Leeds and Harrogate as an entertainer before settling in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, where children continue to be mesmerised by her performances.