Category Archives: Mr Banana Head

He Used To Be A Shy Boy (Not The Bananarama One)

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Sorry, Can't Think Of A Funny Banana Based Caption For This.

SHY, three seemingly innocuous letters that together can become very powerful with the ability to hold you back and stop you growing into a strong, confident person. I’m speaking from personal experience here as in various stages in my life this has been me. I talked in another post about Jade and people’s, (normally strangers) reactions to her not being… Read more »

The Day It All Went Pear Shaped…..Almost.

Losing a Grand Slam final is nothing compared to the day I've had Andy.

  I like to think that I’m exceptionally well organised and run the Mr Banana Head business in a professional and effective way. Recently however, I experienced the perfect storm of bad luck, freaky / bizarre occurrences and a severe case of spatial awareness that would have brought most people to tears. Actually, what am I saying, I did have… Read more »

Lessons Learnt The Hard Way (Who Wants A Balloon, Arrgghh!!)

And So The Balloon Model Apocalypse Begun.

In the last instalment of Lessons Learnt The Hard Way I realised that in some situations a microphone was probably a good idea and in some it was a necessity. Sadly, three months later I hadn’t taken the hint and worse was about to happen. I took an enquiry for an end of Eid party which was taking place in… Read more »

Lessons Learnt The Hard Way Part Two (No Pints Of Beer Please)

In one of my earlier posts; Lessons Learnt The Hard Way, I talked about how when I started out, I wanted to develop my own unique style and not read up on anything to do with children’s entertaining. That way, everything I did would have come from me. I wouldn’t be tempted to become a near clone of someone else…. Read more »

Shaking Hands, Small Talk And Other Social Horrors

I can be a very social person, particularly with people I know well and if you asked most people  that know me I’m sure they’d say the same. However, on the whole I’m really not that comfortable in social situations. I’m ok with this and in a perverse way actually quite enjoy it. I don’t walk into rooms with sweaty… Read more »

Lessons Learnt The Hard Way (“I had you at hello.”)

Valuable Lessons To Save Your Party I remember working at a lifestyle convention about a year before becoming Mr Banana Head. There was a stand offering you a chance to become a children’s entertainer for a mere £6,000. They gave you the script for the show, marketing help and a few tricks amongst other things. I knew then that if… Read more »