As we approach another spring season I find myself looking back over the past years events. It seems like just last week that I twisted balloons in a local Tesco's and I get a call from a lady who saw me there. We are both surprised that its nearly a year ago.
Last year we were blessed with some wonderful summer days but that's not always the case here in the UK. When I turn up to an event and its raining I always try to make the very best balloons that I can make, it seems fair that the three children who braved the rain to attend the fete should get amazing balloons.
We all have them and although they can be complicated at times but they are worth it.
Over the years I have had the pleasure to be invited to be part of many families birthday celebrations, wedding and christenings.
There are so many different types of family, some are close, some quite frankly cant stand each other but when push comes to shove, most people rely on family when the chips are down.
My family is no different to anyone else's in that we get on at times and don't at others.
Its been a while since I have blogged.
Lots has happened and most of it really positive. I have been away to Albania to entertain as part of the Bible Circus project.
I have had so many positive comments about my work and I am really grateful to every one for their support.
I love what I do and there is so much that I want to achieve with Crazy Bananas.
In recent weeks I have needed to look at the amount of income that goes out on charity expenses and have implemented a new policy where expenses must be covered for such events and am setting up crowd funding for those situations where I need extra funding.
Running away to join the circus........
I took my son on a little holiday during the summer holidays, his sister was away with the Church and I wanted to treat him.
We often visit a circus who come this way early in the season and my son talks to the crew and has made a few friends.
We were invited to camp with the circus at its summer home in Mablethorpe and we packed the tent and went along.
Crazy Bananas was brought in to deliver some leaflets for the circus in the town and my son helped with this on a special bike with no handlebars, he loved it.
Do you ever have one of those days................
Today might just qualify
First I am delayed delivering something due to meeting Dans teacher and then when I do arrive I find that the thing I needed to deliver has fallen from my bag and need to go home to get it.
I make it through the afternoon without to much problem then find my mobile is missing. I turn my bag out three times and then decide I left it when I did the delivery earlier.
We get to swimming to find Dan has left his kit on the floor in the bathroom at home and we don't have time to go get it.
What a great weekend so far.
Starting on Saturday with a birthday party for a wonderful little girl and her friends.
Today I had the pleasure of working at the Globe hotel in Kings Lynn. Making balloons and face painting for the guests. The food chain was collecting cash for Help for Heroes in event of this weeks news. I know the brutal murder of this man has shocked many of us and for those of us who have served in the Armed forces, no matter how long ago it hit a nerve.
I made a special balloon for the event today and it was kindly donated to the local children s hospital ward.
This Sunday we were at a fun day is West Lynn for Spencers Bucket Fund.
I was excited to win a raffle prize but it didn't work out to well. Kate ( my daughter) went to collect it with the instruction to choose what she wanted and the lady sent her back to me as she wanted the chocolate tree and there were high value prizes which the lady thought I would prefer.
Unfortunately I had a que so by the time I got away there was a choice of parking voucher for somewhere I had not herd of, free dog grooming ( I don't have a dog) and a season ticket for animal place at Norfolk Lavender ( I have a nasty allergy to lavender) The lady was well meaning but didn't understand when Kate told her I was working so said she could choose.
Another great weekend,
Crazy Bananas was at Amelia's party on Sunday having fun with balloon, magic and circus skills kit.
Crazy thoughts on working for nothing...........
Events are coming in fast and the usual calls for charity event are coming in too.
I regret that I am unable to work unpaid for your event unless its one of the following.......
Crazy Bananas supports
Liams life appeal,
Crisis at Christmas,
Mersea Island festival,
Macmillan cancer support,