This is one of my favorite pictures, it was taken at a birthday party in Cosheston in 2014.
As usual there were a lively bunch of children and none more so than the birthday boy seen here. He had on the coolest pair of birthday glasses I have ever seen. He was kind enough to let me borrow them and both he and mum allowed me to take a picture of the two of us.
Here's me, The Balloon man hard at work at Pembrokeshire County Show in 2011 I think. Thankfully the outfit has changed a little over the years but I do still have that hat somewhere. Just occasionally the sun shines at the County show so you have to be prepared for it, because it probably won't last long.
I've been at the County show every year since 2010 with my Friends at the Western Telegraph.
I'm still not sure if this was a proud day or not, after all it's not every day you get to meat the real Ronald McDonald. This was at a fundraising day at Pembroke Dock McDonalds in 2013.
Apparently the job of being Ronald McDonald is a real job and many who apply don't make it. There is training and then you are chaperoned all over the country for events like this. Learn something new every day.
Here's a group of young ladies at an 18th birthday party. I have found that young children love balloons, ages 4 - 5 - 6 etc, but then so do older kids. Just like this bunch. Many times I am asked to make balloons at family functions, maybe an 18th or 21st. A Christening or even a wedding and initially it's for the kids, of course. But I look around the room at all the adults eyes watching me make things and before long a table has nominated someone to come and ask for a balloon, and once everybody sees one adult having a balloon, then it's not so much just about the kids any more.
In the action, this is what the Little Monsters Magic & Balloon show is all about. Kids having fun with magic & balloons. This young fella is a Rocketeer, and he has to burst the balloons with his super dooper balloon laser blaster. The children really believe that they are making the balloons burst.....and maybe they are, who's to say?
I try to incorporate balloons into the magic whenever possible, even if the balloon has no bearing on the magic trick its self, I'll attempt to crowbar one in there some where.
New for 2107 is the Little monsters photo frame. it could arrive at your next party so just have fun with it.