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  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:         

  Apart performing magic (Let’s be honest: I love an audience)    my other great passion in life is reading.   I’ve been a book worm all my life. My mum told me that my first teacher said she had never met a child as determined to learn how to read as I was. I would spend days as a teenager in the local library. Unless I must keep an appointment, plane or train delays never bother me. It’s the

My new close up pad. I have never used them before but now I am uploading more videos I thought one would improve the presentation.

  I hope you are keeping well and coping with the restrictions now placed on everyone. It’s all too easy to dwell on the negatives in these circumstances. However I want to share a piece of good, personal news. From time to time I work as a supporting artist on TV programmes. The last couple of weeks have seen me in the background at the Still Water Retirement Complex on Coronation Street. This programme has been I the background my entire

Here’s a short video post about what I do and how I feel about it.

Can you make my wife disappear? Somebody asks me this at just about every event I do. If the wife is not present, I usually reply, “Well, I would like to help but she has already paid me to make you disappear.” If his wife is there I say, “I’m not sure. Let me try first on your daughter here.” Can you predict the winning lottery numbers? I rapidly reel off a series of numbers (far too quick for anyone

Magicians are fascinated by secrets. It comes as no surprise,  then, that as a magician I am fascinated by the Freemasons: a society of secrets. Cronton and District Gun Club booked me to perform close up magic and a cabaret show at the weekend. It was their annual dinner. I was intrigued to find the event was being held in the Masonic Hall in Widnes. Perhaps, now would be my chance to explore the arcane world  of freemasonry in person

The next stage of our tour was to cross from Colombia to Panama. The most important point here was to avoid travelling overland through Darien Gap as it is notorious for crime. So, we took the opportunity to join San Blas Adventures and sail for four days, staying at islands along the way. Well, I think Sheila and I shifted the age profile, with most of the other travelers being somewhere between 25-30. We could well imagine them groaning inwardly

It’s great to be back in the UK after two months touring South and Central America. For the past ten years I have worked a semi-professional magician, performing primarily at the weekends. During the week I was a school teacher. I retired in July and now can devote myself fully to magic. However, my wife and I decided to a good break first. We began in Colombia. I taught at the Colegio Anglo Colombiao school when I was young. One