Well, I cannot believe we have come to the end of another year!
When I look back over the last 12 months, I can safely say 2015 has been a special year for me. This is because not only did I turn 70 years old, but I was deeply humbled to receive the award of a papal knight from the Roman Catholic Church.
Over the course of the last year I have bumped into many of you at some of the wonderful shows I have appeared in, around a host of different locations and venues.
I should give special mention to the recent tour I have just finished with the Osmonds as part of the Andy Williams Christmas Spectacular. This was an amazing tour which visited venues that were incredibly well attended – many even sold out – and everywhere the show went the reception was warm and lively.
As we fast approach the New Year, I am pleased to say I have plenty to look forward to over the next 12 months, such as:
- A 32-date spring season at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool
- Participating in a seven-date tour of a great comedy show called You Must Be Joking around Northern Ireland in February
- Embarking on a couple of trips to the Benidorm region of Spain to appear at some fantastic venues
- Visiting the Warner holiday resorts and heritage hotel locations on the Isle of Wight and in Harrogate
- The first significant moment is scheduled for Saturday 16 January when the Bishop of Salford will formally preside over a ceremony to present me with my papal honour.
So if I did not catch you during the last year, maybe I might get a chance to bump into you in 2016?
All that remains for me to do is to wish you and your family a very happy, peaceful and joyful Christmas season and a wonderful start to the New Year!
Jimmy Cricket (23 December 2015)