Christmas with Auntie Julie

Christmas time with Auntie Julie

Auntie Julie had a great Christmas season, starting as always, in November. The first show was for Oak Lee Montessori, a wonderful nursery in Love Lane, Pinner. I think I have worked here for nearly 10 years now and love every show. I do two sessions, one for the over 2’s and one for the really tinies. Later in the season I pop over to their newer site at West End Lane. This was one of my smaller shows but really one of the sweetest. I had a mum singing and dancing her heart out, with no encouragement from me.

This year brought some new venues. One cold Tuesday evening I headed up to Oxford to the university and performed for a group of 90 volunteers from the Samaritans. Other than one emergency visit from the paramedics ( before I laid a spell on anyone) I had a great evening. I don’t often have the opportunity to perform magic to adults. It is something I really should do more. As far away as Oxford was, this year I had one very close to home. The Methodist Church Toddler Group in Croxley Green. I think my commute was about 3 minutes ( in rush hour traffic). Toddler groups are notoriously difficult but with some careful setting up and a cup of tea for the parents before we got started the show ran like clockwork, right up until Santa was ready to visit

HSBC Canary Wharf
Jelly Tots at HSBC Canary Wharf

My last show was with a company called Jelly Tots and we went mob handed to the HSBC building in Canary Wharf. I had the pleasure of working with a great bunch of friends. I was performing magic with the others on juggling, dancing and balloons.