In My Easter Bonnet!
I confess the last couple of weeks I’ve had a lot on my plate having performed twenty shows in sixteen days. It’s been mostly Easter Bonnet shows and for once it’s been lovely to see the sunshine. This April I had a new 1940s style floral dress made which has been my costume for the Easter season. I even made myself a couple of purple hats to match, although the little jaunty topper style has been my favorite receiving a few more outing than my wider brim bonnet.
This season I’ve covered a lot of miles predominantly working in the Northampton area but also squeezing in a “We’ll Meet Again” show at Pontins Sand Bay holiday village in Weston Super Mare on Easter Sunday. Nothing is ever guaranteed and I’ve had a few last minute changes due to Covid out-breaks but in every case I’ve been lucky enough to sell the dates to other clients and reschedule.
All Set to Perform for St Georges Day!
Although keeping up to date with all the different contract and poster changes has given me no shortage of late nights.
It’s all change tomorrow as I hang up my bonnets and start on Pearly Queen Shows with the run up to St Georges Day on Saturday. On Sunday I’m in Woking and on Monday I’ve been engaged to sing “The Old Rugged Cross” for a funeral at All Saints Church in Leighton Buzzard. I have a run through with the organist tomorrow morning and then I begin a series of “We’ll Meet Again” shows as we get closer to May bank Holiday and VE Day on the 8th. I’m also in Newark on the 29th performing songs from the 1940s, 50s, 60s & 70s so as you can see I’ve much to prepare for.
It was lovely to be in Weston Super Mare on Sunday. Time was tight as I had a 2.30pm show in Northampton first before I embarked on the three hour drive down to North Somerset. It was good to play a holiday center again as I had not done so since I last appeared at Mill Rythe Holiday Village on Hayling Island ten years
Out-side my Chalet at Pontins!
ago. It was just like old times. As soon as I arrived, I just had time to find my chalet, get into costume, talk through my music and I was then straight on stage.
On this occasion Pontins were staging a 1940s themed weekend and prior to my appearance I believe Sand Bay had booked a big band on the Friday night a “We’ll Meet Again” theater show on the Saturday evening and myself on the Sunday. Initially I had been booked just to perform a straight through 60 minute ATS sing-along set but as they were struggling to find a band for the
Getting Ready for Jubilee!
late night dancing I said I would cover it for them.
For my finally I finished with my British Themes medley which earned me a standing ovation from the audience and next day a breakfast it was lovely to receive so many compliments from the guests saying how much they enjoyed my show. As I had another Easter Bonnet show to perform in Kettering that afternoon I couldn’t stay and I had to get away promptly.
I’m going to leave my blog here tonight. I have a
Land of Hope and Glory!
full inbox of e-mails I must answer and music to sort out for tomorrows rehearsal. I also need to make a final selection of which shots I’m going to use to advertise my Jubilee shows as May and June are promising to be even busier.
Thank-you Following Toodle Pip and Bye for Now!