The Show Must Go On as I Keep Trucking!
Careful on the Roads!
To-day I’ve been making the most of the snow working on the assumption that due to the bad weather most people are grounded at home which has enabled me to catch up on my phone calls and paperwork. I feel very proud that despite the bad weather it’s been business as usual and I’ve made all my appointments and shows this week. Even when I’m not performing I still have a lot to do in the office and a full weekend ahead.
On Tuesday I had a two hour drive over to Gloucester which even though it was trying had to snow I made it there and back without too much of a problem. Thursday was a little more difficult as I was booked to perform in Northampton for World Book Day and it was very hard going coming back through Milton Keynes. Fortunately people were driving carefully and as long as you trickle along slowly all is well. It’s when people drive too fast and brake suddenly that they start to skid and the problems occur.
Yesterday I had a show in Hemel Hempstead and on my way it was raining ice. I had been b
See You There!
ooked to perform for a very smart care home and all the residents were extremely pleased to see me. I believe that week they had lost quite a few entertainers due to the bad weather so they were very appreciative that I had made that extra special effort to be with them. Certainly as I was performing I could see the snow falling and the traffic building. I was able to get away just after 4pm which was probably just as well as I used all my local knowledge to navigate my way home predicting the problems avoiding any inclines and hills such as Billington Hill on the Leighton Buzzard Road cutting through the village and back onto the bypass and then through Leighton Buzzard town rather than sliding up to Wing Hill. That journey usually takes 40 minutes but on Friday it took 90 minutes. However I think I was very lucky as it could have taken many hours more if I hadn’t have known the roads which ment I was able to keep trucking.
I look Forward to Seeing You!
This evening I’m supposed to be going to see The Shambles Big Band in Dunstable so I’m hoping the roads wont be too bad although I’m worried about black ice. Don’t forget next week you can catch my show “A Song in my Heart” at All Saint’s Church as I sing to raise money for “Dogs for Good”. Dogs for Good are a wonderful charity who train dogs to assist adults and children with physical disabilities and children with autism. I will be joined on stage by special guest and Sinatra style singer Paul Marsden and we will be singing from 10.30am – 3pm every 20 minutes for donations in the coffee shop. It’s free to enter and every-one is welcome so it will be lovely to see you.
I’ve also had a poster sent through for a 1950s and 60s show I’m doing at the Weatherley Centre in Biggleswade on the 28th April. If you can’t make it along to see me on the 6th March then I hope you can see me in April. Please click onto the poster for details. In the mean time I have a few pilot radio shows to put together for a radio station but I shall tell you more about that in my next post.
Keep Watching and Toodle Pip! 😉