Dating and travelling together

And yet, like Mark Thurston, Holland had the opportunity to leave the business.

Her mother – a firm believer in education – made the unusual move of sending her to boarding school, wanting her daughter to "see what was out there" before she decided what path to take.

Brought up on the fairs, Thurston's family stopped travelling when he was 12.

"Mum's not from this background and it was very hard for her to get used to," he says. Dad wanted to carry on travelling and she didn't."The family moved to a house in Cambridgeshire, Thurston went to school, and his parents later divorced.

But despite trying his hand as a mechanic and scrap dealer, he yearned to return to the fairground.

"I don't like being in the same place all the time," he says.

So, aged 21, he bought the Scream Machine – a top-of-the-range ride that spins its shrieking cargo around and upside down at increasing speeds. It's in my blood."Showmen are not considered an ethnic group as Romany gypsies or Irish Travellers are.

That was four years ago, and he hasn't looked back. They identify most frequently as itinerant businessmen and women.

One hundred years ago, the Mart would have been packed. Against a backdrop of theme parks and advanced home entertainment, the public is no longer as enamoured with the fun fair as it once was.The Norfolk fair – held every February since Tudor times – marks the opening of the travelling season, and like everyone else, Thurston is anxious to get off to a good start.For him, and thousands of other UK showmen, the next eight months will be spent on the road, living out of a touring caravan and setting up shop in around 30 fairs where his family has traditionally held pitches. It's amazing to find many Sexy Thai girls looking for foreign husbands.There are many Beautiful Thai girls who wish to have good lives with nice foreign husbands.

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