On Saturday I travelled up to Chelsea for a birthday party at the rather fantastic Il Trillo Italian restaurant. Again the main focus was on Mark (the birthday boy) and the magic got a great reaction. It's always a pleasure to perform at someone's birthday party as they are bound to be in a good mood and ready for fun. Thanks to Rosita for inviting me to entertain everyone and thanks to the staff of Il Trillo for being such good sports.
On Sunday I was at a wedding fair held at Farnham Maltings. This is a huge venue and there were stands spread all over the place. There is also a bookcase in the entrance hall that holds hundreds of books which were used for some impromptu mind-reading - pick a book, choose a page, look at a word and I can tell you what it is! The stand next to mine at the fair belonged to Tony Hart, an excellent photographer who has a superb portfolio. He also photographed the wedding of comedian Dave Gorman, which is a nice bonus! If you are looking for a photographer who will capture your wedding brilliantly then you won't find anyone better, take a look at his website: www.tony-hart.com
After the wedding fair the heavens opened and I had a very wet drive to The Swan Hotel in Streatley. This was for an 80th birthday party where the guests were a real mix, ranged from under 8 to over 80! I had a very enjoyable hour performing for everyone and was even shown a new card trick by one of the youngsters. It was a lovely end to a busy weekend, now for a few days off!