It isn’t often that Auntie Julie gets to meet seriously famous people. Today however, Gordon Ramsay visited Great Ormond Street Hospital to help out with a bake sale.
He had helped one little girl with some cake decorating then popped into the playroom to see another. That’s when he came across Auntie Julie in the middle of a show.
He kindly allowed us to take some photos.
What Auntie Julie didn’t realise when she took the picture was that Gordon was about to be attacked by a Gruffalo that was creeping up behind him. Fortunately no one was hurt and Gordon was able to continue with his visits. Apparently he is a regular and much loved visitor to the hospital
Lots of excitement in Auntie Julie’s House this morning as she was seen on Sky news. The Magic Circle was celebrating 25 years of allowing ladies to join their ranks. Why it took them that long no one really knows.
Auntie Julie can be seen doing her favourite rope trick.
See the clip here
On Tuesday the Watford Association of Magicians held their annual stage competition. This was aimed at an adult or family audience rather than children. Auntie Julie was very pleased to receive an award.
I had a great summer. I had two visits to the Big Beach Party in Watford and ran shows and circus workshops at the morning Sandcastle Club. This event was run by Watford Council and was free to attend. Although the children could come and go, they usually stayed for the whole morning with their parents keeping them supplied with ice-creams.
This weekend I was back with a very familiar family.
The title is a slight exaggeration. It was actually the 6th time the family had booked me, but it was the birthday girls 7th party.
Apparently she was offered any type of party she wanted, and insisted on having me come back to entertain.
I often get calls from clients with 7 and 8 year olds who are concerned that their children will be too old for a traditional entertainer party. Don’t be put off. Recently some of my best shows have been to older juniors. Even when the birthday child has been very young, the older children get plenty of fun out of the show.
I had a great morning at The Kings Arms Hotel in Berkhamsted. We were up in The Greene Room. The staff were brilliant and was my host family. It is not often that I am sent video footage to a big thank you to my host parents for this clip
I had the pleasure of entertaining two little girls today.
Their mums put a short video on my facebook page.
The girls were amazing. I did a little show for them, then came back later to tell them a story.