With over 70 shows in my diary for the run up to Christmas, I couldn’t believe it when I opened my eyes on 1st December and realised I had a cold coming! Nightmare. Why is it that such things always strike you down when you can do without them the most? I took myself off to the Pharmacy and bought a whole pile of stuff – Paracetamol, Strepsils, Honey & Lemon, bottles of water etc. I carried on regardless – as you do – and got on with it. I’ve never had a cold like it – my voice was shot to pieces and I felt absolutely dreadful a lot of the time but I was determined not to let anyone down come hell or high water. With a minimum of 3 shows a day for 23 days, it was really tough at times but I got through it.

I do hope you all enjoyed my shows and I hope I didn’t let how I felt affect my performance. I genuinely had a wonderful Christmas season and I have to thank all those lovely people I worked for who’s Christmas spirit, laughing faces and the odd mince pie kept me going!

Now we’re in January and I still can’t shake it off completely but am definitely feeling a million times better than I did in December. Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy 2017. I can’t wait to see you all this year!

The show must go on!