Fazz had asked me to entertain at his daughter's 5th birthday party in Cookie Island, Galleons Reach. Unusually I knew I had to start 7pm but it was not clear how long I was needed in the event. Thanks to googlemaps on my phone I made it through heavy traffic. Absolutely freezing cold Saturday evening in Beckton on the edge of Town. Getting out of the car quickly I strained my back! Nooooooo......!!
Cookie Island is a bright children's play area and cafe, nicely staffed by friendly helpers. I have been to lots of similar places and sometimes staff are not very caring. Jemima had lots of friends and parents had organised a face painter and a Micky Mouse too. I started with some balloon animals. I had my Bose sound system with me for music and microphone. Then we had a magic show which went quite well considering they didn't really want to stop running on the climbing area! I asked one parent to help me with a magic trick too and all ran smoothly. A brave man! I organised some games and mickey mouse played too. Quite a mixed age range from 3-12 years old. But all went well and parents were happy too. I finished at 10pm! The children were running around outside as a truck drove around the empty car park salting for the overnight frost. Home was still over an hour away. A day in the life of a Magician in London. Where can I get a coffee!?
So after twelve hours on the road, I head home. A most unusual experience. Need magic? They call me the Tricky one. Tricky Toby- m.07960074477. You know it makes snese.