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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

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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

Early Morning Thoughts

Despite a long long driving day yesterday, and then for some strange reason waking up bright as a button and finding out it was only 1120 PM!!!, then being awake for a couple of hours in the night, I woke up far too early at about 0610am. Debbie was already up and getting ready to [...] → Continue Reading Early Morning Thoughts

One Man and His Wig

What a funny week. By that I mean funny as in laughter, although it has been more than a little odd as well. As many of you know, I pop little messages onto Twitter and happened to mention that as part of the Grand Sale of Illusions and similar stuff on eBay I had come [...] → Continue Reading One Man and His Wig

The Magicians BBC TV

As I have been asked by so many what I think about this series. The following email seems to be the overall view of the comments I have had, and comes from a friend, a teacher in the North West. I was interested in your comments about the current magical experience. Not that I am [...] → Continue Reading The Magicians BBC TV

V.A.T. The Uneconomical Tax

2011 is now settling in and the media are full of how we are all suffering from the cutbacks and reduced services and on and on and on. Very little is written about how the current government don’t really have much of choice, just as Thatcher didn’t when she took over a horrendous financial mess. [...] → Continue Reading V.A.T. The Uneconomical Tax

The Return of the Magic Blogger

Happy New Year Everybody. What a good boy I am. It’s the 1st of January and in keeping with one of my New Years Resolutions list, I am updating the blog. Once again it has been a while since I did this but although I have been working hard, it has mostly been on the [...] → Continue Reading The Return of the Magic Blogger

Watching Paint Dry

The title says it all. I really am watching paint dry, although to be honest I have come into the house to wait for it to happen. I sat down here and tootled about on the computer and then….. “NO. NONONO. It CAN’T be. It must be. As the kids now say OMG. It was [...] → Continue Reading Watching Paint Dry

Afterthoughts on Strictly Come Dancing

What a week this has been, with literally hundreds of people getting in touch one way or another about me leaving Strictly and wanting to know if I am alright. At first I thought it was odd and then I realised that the vast majority of them were not in show business and maybe don’t [...] → Continue Reading Afterthoughts on Strictly Come Dancing