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Springtime in Caerphilly

Caerphilly Garden T.Ricks

Hello Everyone,

What a fantastic two days I had at the Caerphilly Garden Centre spring festival event.

Lots of people came to visit the garden centre, and while the adults were checking out all of the special offers, I was entertaining the young ones. Children had the choice of a balloon animal, face painting, glitter tattoo or all three! We were also lucky to have my good friends at Red Dragon Magic performing a range of tricks which proved very popular with both the old and young.

In-between all the fun there were supplier representatives on hand giving great advice on the new spring range of plants and shrubs, and also plenty of staff, with their wealth of knowledge, helping anyone who needed it.

Caerphilly Garden Centre

I also had a visit from my new best friend, Lola, who came to say hello, and got a glitter tattoo and balloon.  You can read all about this lovely little girl here.

The onsite restaurant at the centre is fantastic – providing lovely hot food and drinks, and was very busy around lunch time (on both days) so obviously I am not the only one who loves their food!

While exploring: I got bitten by a venus fly trap, rode a donkey, made some new friends, and had a big kiss on my big red nose from a lovely young lad by the name of Luke. (Kept an eye out for Darth Vader – thankfully he did not turn up). You can see some of my adventures below.

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All in all it was a very enjoyable few days and can’t wait to go back. I will of course post when I am back at Caerphilly Garden Centre, and hope to see you all there.

Bye for now!

Mr. T. Ricks.

A Party Thank You

Hello everyone,

Recently I blogged about the Fear of Clowns which gained a lot of interest both here, on my blog, and my fan page.  This fear was brought to my attention yet again on the weekend, while I was attending a birthday party which included fairly young children.

At one point I noticed a little girl sat on her grandmother’s knee, who seemed interested in my appearance, but looked incredibly shy. Using my quietest voice I asked if she would like a balloon model, and she said yes. A picture was taken (which you can see below,) and at this point I sensed that she might be afraid as well as shy. After this I was careful to make her feel at ease, and over the course of the party her confidence around me grew.

Mr. T. Ricks

The following day I received a lovely email from the grandmother who has kindly let me reproduce it below:

“Would just like to say thanks from me and my daughter so much for making my granddaughter comfortable today at Ollie’s party, she is no longer afraid of clowns and has watched your ice bucket challenge over and over before bed tonight. She asked me to thank you for her balloon dog and sword, my daughter and I will also be recommending you to friends. Thanks again. x”

This of course has made my day that a little girl can now grow up enjoying clowns, and not fearing them. Her grandmother has also mentioned that if her confidence continues they would like to have me back for her party, and I cannot wait.

Bye for now.

Mr. T. Ricks

Mr T Ricks does the Ice Bucket Challenge

For the last few months social media has been awash with people dumping buckets of ice cold water over themselves to raise money and awareness for ALS and other charities. I had almost got away without a soaking when my good friend Dave nominated me just the other day.

Naturally as a clown, the idea of throwing buckets of water around is a very natural thing to do, and as it was for charity how could I say no? Rather than just dump the water on my head I decided that, in true clown tradition, to create a quick slapstick routine that incorporated the challenge. With the help of friends and family, I managed to create the film below that I hope you enjoy.

If you know someone who you think would enjoy a giggle please remember to share it with your friends and family. You can also leave a comment on my new Youtube page. (Either click the Youtube logo at the bottom of the video, or the new Youtube button at the bottom of the home page)

Bye for now!
Mr. T.Ricks