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An easy day at the Fringe

Yup. Easy. I even had a sleep in this morning. Aw come on, I deserved it. I loved mooching around this morning tidying the stuff that was lying around and then I went a bit nuts cleaning up the rabbit’s home. By the time I had cleaned out the litter trays, the bed area, the [...] → Continue Reading An easy day at the Fringe

Only at the Fringe

What a day what a day. I haven’t been sleeping too well over the last few nights. Too much to think about I guess. Last night, because I was getting too tired I decided to take a Stugeron. Silly me. This morning I couldn’t fully wake up. I was even ‘heavy tired’ walking to the [...] → Continue Reading Only at the Fringe

We love Edinburgh

Today the weather was dire, especially this evening, but it cannot dampen our enthusiasm for this wonderful city and the incredible Fringe. We are having far too much fun and laughter. Once again the morning was full of interviews but I managed to locate a local post office and send out some of the outstanding [...] → Continue Reading We love Edinburgh

Back at the Edinburgh Fringe”

Well, after my rant about ideas that we could use to deter rioters, both on here and on Twitter, I was pleasantly surprised that the vast majority of people came out in favour and only two went the ‘do gooder’ route. In the midst of it all I thought about those countries that remove the [...] → Continue Reading Back at the Edinburgh Fringe”

Riots

How sad. Up here in the wonderworld that is the Edinburgh Fringe/Festival you want your show to ‘go down a riot’. Down south the TV is showing us the horror of the March of the Morons. Years ago I met some executives of the railway network who told me that when some idiot or idiots [...] → Continue Reading Riots

Selling Out at the Edinburgh Fringe

Today was the first time we didn’t have to go running about doing telecasts, podcasts, or any other kind of interview so I was able to answer lots of email, twitters, send out autographs, print photos and get a ‘simple magic’ DVD onto eBay. Not bad at all. The DVD is in response to everyone [...] → Continue Reading Selling Out at the Edinburgh Fringe

Me and my Big Mouth at the Edinburgh Fringe

Well that should be a lesson to me. How many times have you noticed a commentator on TV say something like ‘He’s going to be here for a long time’ and the next ball puts ‘him’ out of the game. My day started frenetically in that I had ordered a large indoor cage/hutch so the [...] → Continue Reading Me and my Big Mouth at the Edinburgh Fringe

My youngest heckler

Today at the Edinburgh Fringe was once again a busy busy day but we are getting just a little bit better at getting the show ready in a very limited area. We perform on a stage that has been erected in one end of a lecture theatre. Many shows use the same show all day [...] → Continue Reading My youngest heckler

Up and running at the Edinburgh Fringe

Thanks to the Sun newspaper completely distorting a story from over a month ago, my opening day at the Fringe was spent not in getting the show ready but in repeatedly denying that I was in hospital as a result of a pizza in the eye recording the Sooty show. That meant that on top [...] → Continue Reading Up and running at the Edinburgh Fringe

The Edinburgh Fringe

The booking agent asked me if I would like to do the Fringe again. It is about four years since I was here and I had such a good time I immediately agreed and asked him to send me all the details. Last time I goofed a bit in that I did a two hour [...] → Continue Reading The Edinburgh Fringe

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

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