I've been very busy performing at various events over the last few weeks and haven't had a chance to update this blog, but last weekend was a bit special and I wanted to mention it on here.
The weekend started on Friday with some lunchtime magic at my regular spot at Heathrow Airport. As it was the start of the half-term holiday everywhere was busy with lots of families flying out for a short break. Little did they know how lucky they were as we were only hours away from the BA computer crash that grounded all flights for days! It's always fun to do magic at Heathrow and people are very surprised to meet a magician providing free entertainment. I even got to practice my language skills by doing some card tricks in French and Italian. "Non è possibile!"
At 2pm I dashed out of the airport, jumped in my car and drove round the M25 to Botleys Mansion in Chertsey. I'm the recommended supplier magician for this venue and had been booked by Yanika and Amit to do magic for their guests. It's a great venue and as I arrived the sun was blazing hot - it must have been the warmest day of the year so far, not ideal when you're wearing a jacket (or a wedding dress!) It was a pleasure to spend a couple of hours entertaining and amazing everyone.
On Saturday I had been booked for two more weddings - Elysha and Roger's in South Oxfordshire and Emma and Dale's near Marlborough. Elysha had seen me performing at one of her friend's wedding a little while back and loved the idea of having a wedding magician, so had pretty much booked me on the spot. It was great to see her again and the wedding reception was great fun, with everyone in a brilliant party mood. Then, as they sat down for the meal, I headed off to Marlborough and, thanks to my satnav, managed to find the slightly hidden venue for Emma and Dale's celebrations. They were using a marquee and the weather was (thankfully) kind again, meaning the guests were all very happy and not too hot or cold (which can sometimes be the case). After the meal and speeches I had a very enjoyable time doing magic for the guests of all ages. You never know who you might meet at a wedding so I make sure to have tricks that are suitable for everyone from the age of 5 to 95!
On Sunday I watched the Monaco F1 Grand Prix and then drove over to Old Windsor to do magic for Vinka and Patrick at Beaumont Estate. This venue is always special to me as it's where I was filmed doing magic for a movie a few years ago. The main room with its huge stained glass window is an amazing sight and it's always a pleasure to perform there. The wedding was running slightly late, but I always keep my timings flexible so this wasn't a problem. It was a lot of fun to perform my magic for everyone and also throw in some balloon animals for the children and plenty of mind-reading for the adults. What a lovely way to round off the weekend!