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Highs and Low Low Low

The show in the marquee on the village green went VERY well and the responses were all positive and nice. It seems to be ages ago now since we did it but I can remember the reactions and the laughter. The event also raised much needed cash for the RNLI. The guy who said he […] → Continue Reading Highs and Low Low Low

It’s the Rainy Season

After weeks of glorious sunshine, seemingly now forgotten by the bulk of the population, we have had days and days of really heavy rain. Some pundits seem surprised but not me. I know a very simple way for us to get a lot better weather. All we have to do is move Wimbledon to France. […] → Continue Reading It’s the Rainy Season

Times Change

What a year this is for change in my life and, it would appear, for those around me. Some is good, some is bad. In general the warehouses have been emptied and only the pick of the illusions remain, others will be rebuilt as and when they are needed. A large boat shed is now […] → Continue Reading Times Change


Boat for Sale, The Lovely Debbie McGee

I have hummed and hawed over this for a long time now. Debbie and I own a lovely (and that is not just the name) old wooden boat called The Lovely Debbie McGee, named after the ‘nickname cum catchphrase’ that grew during our years of making The Paul Daniels Magic Shows for BBC TV. Speaking […] → Continue Reading Boat for Sale, The Lovely Debbie McGee

Politics and Music

As everyone who reads my scribblings knows, I am not ‘into’ music. I do, however, enjoy musicals and theatrical experiences and last night, having heard that Terry, oops sorry, Sir Terry Wogan, was no longer presiding over the Eurovision Song Contest I thought I would give it a few minutes of my life as I […] → Continue Reading Politics and Music

The Great Lafayette… cont…..

So, it’s about an hour to go to the show. I prepare the props for the last trick I will be doing, the money into the egg, lemon and walnut. I lay out everything that goes into the ‘act box’ and everything that goes into my pockets. Time to get dressed and I do, loading […] → Continue Reading The Great Lafayette… cont…..

The Great Lafayette and an Upside Down Cow

Two nights ago I was a Star… Following on from the last blog and the interest shown by the comments I received on Twitter and Facebook, I thought you might be further interested by a deeper look into the life of an itinerant conjurer. A couple of months ago I was asked to do a […] → Continue Reading The Great Lafayette and an Upside Down Cow

The Birth of a Show

This is, yet again, one of those strange times of my life where I look ahead to many different kinds of shows that I have to do. I spend most of my days in dreamland where I try to see the routines in my imagination and put those routines into an order that I think […] → Continue Reading The Birth of a Show


Hazy, Lazy Daze of Summer

Pun intended. For the last couple of days, one has not been feeling too well dear hearts. Definitely under the weather and the doctor has said that I have developed an infection somewhere in my system whilst having the operation. All I know is that my ‘get up and go’ has ‘got up and gone’. […] → Continue Reading Hazy, Lazy Daze of Summer

The Chronicals of Hernia

The title to this piece is stolen from a very funny book by Barry Cryer. Well I’ve got news for you mate…. Hernias are not funny! It’s Saturday, only two days since the operation and I don’t feel so good. No pain, I just don’t feel right, so I decided to bravely have a look […] → Continue Reading The Chronicals of Hernia

Hernia – It’s a real pain

Well actually, my hernias were not a real pain but the doc said they might become one so I decided to get them sorted ‘cos I had a couple of weeks to recover. In a went at about 11 a.m and was dashed into surgery at 5 p.m. Apparently they have to make sure you […] → Continue Reading Hernia – It’s a real pain

England this England

We got home, and even through Heathrow, remarkably quickly and walked through the door to face hundreds of letters, bills, greeting cards, and they all had to be left whilst I hit the bed. I still don’t sleep on planes. It was soon back to work after checking around the family to make sure they […] → Continue Reading England this England

Blog Time

As I type this I am umpteen thousand feet above sea level and probably somewhere over America. We are on the way home and that brings very mixed emotions. When last I blogged we were somewhere in the Pacific, or rather, on the Pacific. We have all looked at maps, Atlases, perhaps even flown over […] → Continue Reading Blog Time

Cruising on the Saga Ruby

Ships Log Day One 13 March 2011 The Saga Ruby docked today in Auckland and we were able to board her at about 1700hrs. We have a nice large cabin (they call it a suite) with a balcony. Debbie has been unpacking for about an hour and I have unpacked my laptop. That’s about right […] → Continue Reading Cruising on the Saga Ruby

It’s going to be a Busy Year

Posted from the Heathrow VIP lounge…. (I told you I was!) The last few weeks have been so very hectic. Up and down the country like a yo-yo, meetings to sort out the coming year, what a kerfuffle. The biggy is that the warehouses and containers are now all empty and that site is now […] → Continue Reading It’s going to be a Busy Year