Last weekend was crazily busy with weddings, parties and a whole lot of driving! It started out easily on the Friday with an hour of magic at the wedding of Marina and Larry in my home town of Wokingham. A nice short drive, lovely weather, friendly guests - what more could you want? Then in the evening I headed down to Frensham for the wedding of Sophie and Rich. Great fun!
Saturday was hot and sunny and I was booked to do four hours of magic at the wedding or Anya and Paul. However this one wasn't local, it was in King's Lynn which is a 300 mile round trip! Six hours of motorway driving and luckily no accidents. road closures or major roadworks to contend with. The wedding was a huge event with four magicians, two caricaturists, a string quartet, balloon man, ice cream stall and lots more. It made it all a very special event and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. I had a chat with the other magicians who were performing at the wedding and they were worried that we might all be doing the same tricks. A lot of magicians just buy tricks from shops and perform them in the obvious way, but all of my magic is done in my own style and a lot of it is unique so there was no problem of duplication. It was a lovely afternoon and an absolute pleasure to be part of Anya and Paul's wedding celebrations.
Sunday started with a drive to Cheshunt and a bit of a detour due to a problem on the M25 - I'd allowed plenty of extra time for the journey but still arrived with just one minute to spare! This event was a 60th birthday party for John and Angela and they had pulled out all the stops. There was a caricaturist and balloon man there - and by coincidence they were the same ones that I'd met at the wedding the day before! There was also something very different - a "Fawlty Towers" lookalike due of Basil and Manuel. They performed various entertaining skits during the afternoon and it certainly added some fun into the afternoon. The magic went down really well and it was a pleasure to be part of John and Angela's special day. I then drove back to Berkshire to do two hours of magic in the evening at my regular Sunday venue.
So over the weekend I did 12 hours of magic and 500 miles of driving. Nice to be busy!