On Thursday I was booked by Sam to entertain at her daughter’s (Louise) wedding at The Manor On The Lake in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Magic at Birthday Parties in Basingstoke
This isn’t the first time Sam has booked me. The first time was back in 2010 for her daughter Liv’s birthday (this was back when I used to entertain at children’s parties, which I haven’t done for at least five years now!) in Basingstoke. This was definitely a memorable day because it coincided with the Icelandic ash-cloud which closed down British airspace – normally this wouldn’t affect a birthday party, but this time of the guests was abroad managed to get back half was through the party.
The next time was later that year for Sam’s other daughter’s 21st birthday celebration. This time it was close-up magic for all the party guests.
Corporate Event at The Belfry
Then a couple of years later in 2012 Sam booked me once again, but this time for a corporate event at the Belfry in the West Midlands. This was a two day event so I was providing the entertainment for the delegates in the evening. First I performed close-up magic around the dinner tables, then afterwards performed my full after-dinner mind reading cabaret show.
Sam did also want to book me for another family occasion in 2014, but unfortunately I was already booked for that day!
Wedding in Cheltenham
However, I was booked again for Louis’s wedding to Russ. This was a surprise for Louis and when I arrived at The Manor on the Lake (a great venue too!) I had to sneakily dive between bushes as it was an outdoors ceremony. Once the ceremony was over the wedding party moved to the back of the venue for the drinks reception. This was when Louise spotted me and shouted loudly, “Flipping heck, it’s Magic Rob” – or words to that affect…
It was great to catch up with Sam and all her family again. I also found it surprising how many guests remembered me from previous events, and what tricks I performed. Just shows that what I do really does stay in people’s minds for years!
The next day Sam sent me a message on Facebook:
Robert, you are just totally and utterly amazing!!
You made Louise’s day yesterday. You never ever fail to exceed expectations and I cannot thank you enough for being part of Lou and Russ’s big day. Thank you for being a part of all of our lives all these years and may you continue to bring joy and wonder to many more family events.
Love from me and the family xxx
This was soon followed by a message from Louise too:
You’re a legend Magic Rob and you thoroughly wowed all of our guests! It was amazing to have you there! I can’t thank Sam enough for organising it! ❤️❤️
I’m already looking forward to the next time I see Sam and all her family!