I Had a Great Time

I love my job.

It would be very easy to turn up, do the show, take the money, go home.

But that’s not how I do things. I like to get to know my hosts.  True, I have bills to pay and this is how I make my living, so the money is important.  But the reason I enjoy my job is that I meet such wonderful people.  Like George: a quiet boy, and such a lovely young man.  He was a real pleasure to be with today, and comments like this from George’s parents are what really make my job so fulfilling:

“Thanks so much for all your hard work. You do a great job! George and all of his friends had a wonderful time. He’s usually such a shy boy so it was lovely to see him letting himself go when he was up with you.”

If it was just about paying the bills, I would indeed just turn up, do the show, take the money, go home.  But I cared about George.  A birthday is a big day in the life of a child.  With all his friends there, he wants his party to be a GREAT party.  So do his parents.

So do I.

I care about all the Georges, and the Miahs and Zaks and Scarlets and Angels and Paightons (to name just my most recent parties).  I want their parties to be their best days of the year. And, frankly, if they’re having fun, I’m having fun.

I’m really privileged to have such a great job.

Thank you, George (and Miah and Zak and Scarlet and Angel and Paighton) and everyone else for inviting me to your parties.  I had a great time.

A New, Responsive Web Site

Well, after one or two hiccups over the weekend that took Magic Peter off the World Wide Web for a couple of days, he’s back … and with a brand new web site.  (But you know that – you’re reading this on the new web site.)

So what’s new? Well, it’s written to be responsive on any platform.

“In English?”


It means it will resize itself to fit your computer, tablet or smartphone (see photo).

Which means you can read and see all of the website, whether you’re using a laptop (as I most often do), a tablet (as my wife does) or a phone (as many people do in this up-to-the-minute, on-the-move, I-need-it-now world we live in).

Making it this flexible does means it has to be slightly simpler, but as I get to grips with the new software it’s written in, I hope to make it slightly more adventurous.  Watch this space.