Just a quick note to say that I won't be at my regular slot at the Wee Waif tomorrow (Sunday 5th February) due to the Six Nations rugby being shown on the big screen. However I will be there every other Sunday this month between 4pm and 6pm.
After a very busy December I expected January to be a quiet month, but that's not how it turned out! In fact I ended up performing at 17 parties and weddings plus four wedding fairs. In addition the phone calls and emails have been pouring in and my 2017 diary is already pretty full, plus a number of bookings for 2018.
Every event is fun in its own way, but a couple of my January performances stand out. One was a large corporate function for supercar and Formula 1 legends McLaren. Their F1 drivers (Fernando, Jenson and Stoffel) weren't there but I had the chance to talk with lots of very interesting people and everyone is hoping that the team will have a spectacular 2017 with the new Honda engine sounding very promising.
Funnily enough the wedding that I did just before the McLaren event also had a motor racing theme, but not exactly Formula One. Matt and Corinne had pulled out all the stops - just have a look at their (rather unusual) wedding car in the pictures below. No white Rolls-Royce for them!
I also thoroughly enjoyed performing for charity ARC at Wokingham Town Hall. It's always a pleasure to do magic in my home town (nice short drive!) and the Town Hall is a marvellous setting. Everyone was seated and I went from table to table giving each little group their own special magic and mind-reading show. There was a great response from everyone - many thanks to Paul for arranging everything.
Another highlight was meeting double Olympic gold medal winner Max Whitlock MBE. He's currently planning his wedding to his girlfriend Leah and was interested in booking a magician. I was asked not to give away any details about their plans but it should be an amazing day!