Sunday, 30 October 2011


Halloween is my favorite time of year and always a very busy time for me work wise, which is great! This year I had seven Halloween shows booked including Edinburgh, Darlington, Newcastle, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Torquay and Paris!

Our Pumpkin!

Last Thursday I returned to the Greene Room in Milton Keynes, accompanied by my lovely man who had a week off this week! I was performing alongside the awesome Scarlett Daggers and the Resident Dollz!

Backstage at The Greene Room

On Friday Dave and I then travelled to Birmingham for "A Box Of Burlesque". The journey that should only take an hour ended up taking THREE hours! So I arrived at the venue a little frazzled with no time for sound check! But it was a wonderful show and everything went to plan! I was performing alongside the awesome Ophelia Bitz, Velma Von Bon Bon, Felicia Noir, Nanny Dora and Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer! The drive home was less traumatic and only took the usual hour, thank god!

With Ophelia Bitz Backstage!
On Saturday I headed to Torquay for the fantastic "Kinky & Quirky - Flowers of The Dead" and was greeted by some of the most truly beautiful cakes I have ever seen! Made by "Kiss & Bake Up"  

My Sugar Skull Pop Cake!
 I was performing alongside the Amazing Luna Rosa, Sandy Sure and Penny Bizarre! It was great to hang out and get to know everyone better! It was a really fun and stylish show, I was proud to be a part of it!

Backstage with Luna!
Backstage with, Penny & Sandy
Sandy's Cute Lizard Feet!
The brains behind Kinky & Quirky, Mr & Mrs Bell!
This afternoon I returned home to spend a relaxing night with my Dave and he cooked a lovely Pork Belly roast which was just perfect!

Unfortunately my relaxed evening had a little hitch when I was called and told that my flight to Paris tomorrow morning had been cancelled due to the Air France strikes! An hour and 5 phones calls later I was booked on an afternoon flight to Paris tomorrow, so fingers crossed there are no more problems! Watch this space....

Tuesday, 25 October 2011


On Friday last week I flew to Milan for the weekend to perform at Voodoo De Luxe's "Royal Burlesque Revue". As I have mentioned before I have worked with Voodoo De Luxe for 4 years now and consider them close friends so these shows are always a real treat and very special to me!

When I arrived on Friday evening I went for a lovely relaxed dinner with some of my Italian (and Swiss and English!) friends at an amazing restaurant! I ordered a Risotto that was cooked in the biggest block of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese I have ever seen! and they set it on fire too! It was the perfect way to spend my first evening in Milan!

Chocolate & Pear Tart
Steve, Franca, Me, Virgil & Luca.....and the restaurant owner!
On Saturday I had a rare free afternoon in Milan before the show so I wandered around and saw the sights! One thing I really love about Milan is the modern pop culture images that sit side by side with ancient architecture and art. Here are some examples:

The Duomo

St Bernadino Alle Ossa

That evening I headed to the venue "Salon Parisien" for the show! The line up included Cherilyn Chic Shake and the Awesome Kitten De Ville! I was delighted to see Kitten again as it had been a year since we last worked together so we had a fun time catching up and making mischief! Here are some behind the scenes peeks:

Sound check at the venue
The Voodoo Crew - Kitten, Ivan, Me, Virgil, Sara & Cherilyn!

I was also super excited to premier my new act "The Mating Ritual" and everything went to plan! It is always nerve racking to perform an act for the very first time! Here is some lovely photos from my three performances that night:

After the show there was more dancing on the dance floor and then a early morning to a diner! We got back to the hotel at 7am!

Me & Ivan Jiving .....I'm getting there!

Late night Pizza!
Settling Up!
I flew home the next afternoon and it has taken me till now too recover from such a fun Italian weekend!
Thanks to all involved!