I was petrified As the song goes. And for many, starting to use Zoom was, shall we say, a tad intimidating.   Then, we got used to it and suddenly we’re loving it.   But now, after all these lockdown months of Zooming family and friends…what’s left to talk about? “So, what have you been up to?” “Ironed my socks.” How long 40 minutes can seem when,12 months on,you are hunting for fresh conversation with the people we love and

Let Magic Frank Drop In to your Zoom meeting and liven up the conversation.

No, we can’t have the usual gang over during lockdown for a sophisticated dinner party…   …or having a bite to eat as it is more commonly known. Luckily, you know that the arrival of Zoom means that we don’t need to condemn ourselves to a life of social isolation. So you think: I’ll just schedule a  Zoom meeting with some friends and we can all share a meal virtually. Then you think: I know. I’ll arrange for some online

  David Beckham was paid millions to play football. Yet, in the clip below you can see him miss a penalty. It’s not that the penalty was saved. That would be disappointing enough. No, he sends it rocketing over the crossbar: schoolboy stuff. Occasionally –very– a trick I perform goes wrong. What is my reaction? You might imagine it is embarrassment. Actually, what I feel is pity that that my guest is going to miss out on the WOW moment

The next thing I needed to do was created an improvised studio. Now we are ’empty-nesters’ I can use one of the boys’ bedrooms. It’s quick to set up but, viewed from outside, it does not look in the least bit glamorous or showbiz! However, it’s completly different when seen through the camera lens: What are the cards all about? Find out more here:         

Preparing for tomorrow night’s Zoom dinner party magical entertainment. Everybody will receive four playing cards to join in the climax of the show. This will involve tearing the cards in half. To make that a little easier, I have a made little snip at the top of the cards. As with so many things in life, preparation is everything.

  Well, for the time being dinner parties are a thing of the past. Unless, of course, you decide to hold a VIRTUAL dinner party. It’s quite simple. Say three couples join in. Each prepares one dish.  Somebody acts as courier, dropping off and picking up dishes. Once home, dinners can be warmed and the Zoom meeting started up. Before, during and after the meal there are plenty of opportunities for games, quizzes etc.  And, if you fancy a bit

I made a very brief appearance in ITV’s Secrets of Your Christmas Dinner last night.

    Special birthdays and anniversaries are too important to go unmarked, even in these unusual times. If you are planning a small ‘bubble’ party for yourself or a loved one, you can still make it remarkable. It doesn’t matter how small the numbers or the size of the room. Just book my private magic and mind-reading parlour show. Find out more below: