At this time of year I'm doing magic at one party after another and it's a lot of fun, if rather exhausting! A few days ago I was asked to entertain at a party for the staff of Explore Worldwide and told that it was being held at the Farnham Castle. At first I wondered if this was the name of a pub, but as I arrived I found that it really is a castle and a very impressive one at that. The sprawling building, with amazing historic features everywhere you looked, was the perfect setting for a very special Christmas party.
As people started to arrive it quickly became obvious that there was going to be a "masked ball" feel to the evening. Over 90% of the guests had masks on which gave the event a bit of a Venetian feel, quite appropriate for a travel company I suppose. I started with some magic in the bar and then moved into the main room as the meal started. There was background music throughout and I'd be warned that things would get very loud later in the evening as the disco started up, so I made sure to get round everybody before then. As my stint came to an end and I made my way to the door the one of the senior managers took the mic and said "Let's have a big thanks for Magic Mike" and I received a huge round of applause. Many thanks to everyone for a great evening!