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A Very Merry Puppet Xmas

Today Christmas started for me in earnest.

I suppose it should’ve started last Sunday as I held a craft stall at Morley College Winter Fair and face painted lots of lovely children ( and a few adults too!)

Facepainting for Morley College Winter fair

Lots of bigger boys really loved having ‘tattoos’ painted on their arms. I did a whole array of fire breathing dragons and snakes.

Fire breathing dragon coming to life

One of the highlights of my day there was face painting lots of boys as vampires. Thanks to the Twilight movies and Robert Pattinson‘s blue sparkly face, I was easily able to convince the boys to indulge in a face full of glitter.

It’s not often a young man can have a sparkly face and be deemed by other boys to be ‘awesome’. That was some magic happening there.

Big up the sparkles I say.

 

Oh did I mention that I was also concurrently running a craft stall of my crochet goods that was being very ably (wo)manned by my youngest daughter? It was wonderful to find loving homes for my crochet creations and to feel genuine enthusiasm over things that I had created with my own hands. ( Nice to make a bit of money as well). I’m looking forward to my Christmas Eve Craft stall in Station Road Brixton on the 24th.

Oh yes, back to today Christmas started in earnest. I was working for a lovely Montessori Nursery School in Little Venice. I did two sessions for their children, telling my Christmas story featuring Bobby Bunny, Tabitha Cat and of course, naughty fairy Fifi who steals the star on top of Tabitha’s Christmas tree. Of course at the end Fifi returns the star as she is worried that if she doesn’t , Santa won’t bring her presents.

Santa and Rudolph the red nosed Reindeer starred in the story and the children were delighted to meet them. We sang Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer , Jingle Bells and When Santa got stuck up the chimney , Father Christmas ( he got stuck) and even managed to squeeze in a quick game of Sleeping Bunnies with Bobby Bunny.

It was a joy to bring Christmas Spirit to these wide eyed wonderful children. It really reminded me what I believe Christmas is really about : appreciating our children. Indulge in their wonderment, enter their belief in sleigh bells and Santa and Jingle bells, life is too short to go all Ebeneezer Scrooge. For me Christmas is not about money, it’s not about things, it’s about the feeling of being loved and loving.

 

Thank you Windmill Montessori for reminding me of the true spirit of Christmas.

Tomorrow another Montessori school and another Christmas show. I’m so lucky. I get to do Christmas at least 20 times each year with those amongst us who really care about the true spirit of Christmas.

There may be a global recession right now but we are rich beyond our ken.

Children are our gifts.

 

Christmas is a coming

So Halloween and Bonfire night have flown by, the nights are drawing in and the central heating is on. It must be almost Christmas.

Santa Claus is coming to town

 

Here at Diane’s Puppets, I’m taking bookings for Christmas parties for the home, corporate parties and nurseries.

I have a wonderful Christmas puppet show that is very festive but not religious, making it ideal for celebrating the Festive Season in our multicultural and multi-faith London .

I’ve taken my most popular characters Fifi the Fairy and Bobby Bunny and his friend Tabitha the Cat and they come together for one month of the year to tell a charming tale of the night before Christmas.

Expect chases and high action, peep-bo’s and sing songs with popular Christmas songs like Jingle Bells, Christmas trees and decorations and jolly good fun. Oh and there may be a visit from a puppet with a white beard, a big round belly and his red nosed friend.

This is a perfect show for all ages up to around 8 years old bringing the Christmas Spirit in stocking loads, all performed in an old fashioned Punch and Judy style booth.

Happy Christmas!

So if you fancy a festive puppet treat, hurry and book me now! Spaces are going fast.

The Christmas Booth show costs £140 for an  hours performance including a puppet introduction. Festive face painting is an optional extra.

 

 

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