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Two Days in the Life of a Children’s Entertainer

Monday 21 September: 3am I couldn’t sleep.  Work – or a lack of it – was going around and around in my head.  Yesterday the BBC News had told us that the government’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty and chief scientific advisor Sir...

What I’ve Learned During Lockdown

I turned 59 yesterday. Thank you, I know I don’t look it. (Stop laughing at the back.) And I spent the afternoon celebrating with Grace, born exactly 54 years after than me. Grace’s mum booked me to perform my socially distanced show for her in their...

So What’s Your Real Job?

So there I was, sitting in a room, being interviewed for a job – for the first time in more than 35 years. The man interviewing me probably hadn’t been born when I had my last job interview.    So why was I there? I’m stubborn.  I’m also...

Who Would You Trust With Your Child’s Party?

So I was cooking dinner the other night, pondering life’s imponderables, as you do, and thinking how proud I am that so many customers come back to me again and again to perform at their events.  I have customers I’ve performed for three, four, five years...