On a Thursday afternoon in the heart of Kent, the sun was shining, and the guests were buzzing at Cooling Castle Barn. I had racked out the sandy tones for my suit, complete with Barker shoes and pale pink shirt – all set for a summer wedding!
Upon arrival I was delighted to be greeted by the one and only Peter Dinsley who would be joining me on the entertainment front with his excellent live vocals – he really is a class act and a superb performer.
This delight was only heightened when I spotted that I would also be working alongside the man that really puts the ‘MASTER’ into the word ‘TOASTMASTER’ – the inimitable and one of a kind, Mr Ken Tappenden; a real treat indeed. The Cooling Castle Ice Cream tricycle was at the ready to serve the guests a host of luxury flavoured ice cream cones which were a huge hit and only put the guests in an even better mood that they already were from the overall wonderful atmosphere of the day that made them a top notch audience.
It’s days like today that make me feel incredibly lucky that people choose me to be a part of their special day – this was a truly fantastic celebration for a genuinely lovely couple and a real honour to be a part of.
Home in time to do some work on my newly scripted stage/cabaret show for this year. After several years of development really feel like I have come up with the perfect recipe of material, structure and pace all of which will hopefully come across as an extension of my close up style. Fear not – I won’t be putting anyone into boxes and sawing them in half – nothing quite so cliche!
For now though a huge thank you to the Cooling Castle team who as ever made me feel so welcome and always do a great job of playing host to the happy couple and their guests. Big Congratulations to Kayleigh and Mark – thank you both once again for having me.